Foreigners in Syria enjoying taking tours around to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the country. While on tour in the country, you can visit beaches, mountains, and ruins. The Syrian mountains are good hiking spots for tourists in the country. Geocaching is also one of the popular activities done by tourists in the country.
Tourism in Syria has been in decline since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011. Since the beginning of the war, many tourist sites have been destroyed, major hotels have closed down and major flights have suspended their operations. The movement of tourists in the country has declined by 98% in 2011. In 2010 before the crisis started, the country played host to 8.5 million tourists which was a 40% increase from the number of tourists that visited the previous year. The industry generated $8.4 billion dollars which was about 14% of the country’s economy.
Citizens of Arab countries do not require a visa, except Moroccan women below the age of 40 years traveling alone. Nationals of Malaysia, Turkey, and Iran also do not require a visa.