What is the best travel insurance for Syria? This is a question that arises for all of us, regardless of the country we are travelling to, but even more so when it comes to a trip to this country. After years of war and conflict, travel insurance for Syria has become essential to enjoy this destination with the necessary guarantees.

Syria is a fascinating destination that captures the heart of any traveller who gives it a chance and overcomes their fears and, often, their preconceived misconceptions. The incredible city of Damascus, the oldest in the world; unexpected places like Crac de Chevaliers, the historic center of Homs, the unmissable Palmyra… The list of must-sees is endless, but without a doubt, our top pick is its people. The Syrian people are welcoming and will embrace you with open arms at all times.

With so much to do and see, it’s vital to know that you have the best travel insurance for Syria to ensure you’re protected from start to finish. That’s why, in this in-depth guide, we’ll show you what it is, how to get it, and what coverage it should have.

Are you ready for an unforgettable trip? Let’s get started!

Why purchase travel insurance for Syria?

In Syria, especially after the war, it is extremely difficult to find first-class medical centers prepared for serious cases. Additionally, the cost of healthcare for tourists is disproportionately high. For this reason, we emphasize the vital importance of having travel insurance for Syria. Such insurance not only ensures free access to the best hospitals but also provides the possibility of being transferred to another country in search of the care that Syria cannot offer.

monument of palmyra in syria

This incredible destination offers countless plans. It’s crucial to enjoy them with peace of mind. A small slip in Palmyra can lead to a sprained ankle. Food poisoning or a road accident could ruin your trip and cost you thousands of euros. However, with the best travel insurance for Syria, you’ll have free access to top specialists without paying anything out of pocket.

However, we refer to this policy as the ‘best’ travel insurance for a trip to Syria because it goes beyond healthcare and covers you for other situations you may encounter during such an adventure. Instances like theft, issues with your luggage, transportation incidents, and even repatriation are fully included in this policy, offering extensive coverage. Let us show you how.

What is the best travel insurance for Syria?

In the following section, we will explore the essential coverage that you must have for this destination. We recommend IATI Total Comfort if your country of residence is within the European Union. If you are travelling from outside the EU, we recommend IATI Star.

If you are already aware of the vital importance of travelling protected, don’t wait any longer and get your travel insurance right now. These are the best travel insurances for Syria, offering the best coverage and price in the market, ensuring a quick solution to any problem that may arise.

What features should the best travel insurance for Syria have?

It’s crucial to understand that there is an insurance policy tailored to each destination, and it’s important to choose the one that suits your specific trip. While a basic policy may suffice for a weekend in Andorra, travel insurance for Syria needs to offer a range of specific coverages that leave no room for uncertainty.

Below, we will outline the essential coverages you need for this adventure, all of which are included in your IATI Total Comfort and IATI Star policies:

24-hour assistance in your language

If you find yourself in a “challenging” country like Syria, the last thing you need is more complications. Just imagine having an accident or falling ill and having to seek assistance in a language other than your own. It could be a significant waste of time and, in some cases, even result in life-saving information being lost. That’s why, with your Syria travel insurance, we are committed to providing assistance in your native language, ensuring a quick, easy, and seamless experience. We’re available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on public holidays or during the early hours of the morning.

But that’s not all. In addition to being able to contact us for free via WhatsApp or email, if you choose to reach out to us by phone and later submit the invoice, we will reimburse you for the cost so that you don’t have to bear the expense of the international call yourself.

Extensive healthcare coverage

As mentioned earlier, the country’s hospital network has become severely limited and deficient after the war. Consequently, the cost of healthcare has risen significantly, and in many cases, it is necessary to travel to other countries to receive the required medical assistance for serious cases.

Your IATI Total Comfort medical insurance will cover you for up to €10,000,000, more than enough for any healthcare you may need, and will ensure that you can be treated at a good quality center. Your IATI Star, besides having one of the highest medical expenses coverages on the market (€1,000,000 extendable up to €4,800,000) also includes the option to cover adventure sports and cruise ships, beyond many other features.

boat in syria

Motor Vehicle Bodily Injury

A significant portion of your trip will involve travelling on roads, and it’s worth mentioning that Syria’s road conditions are not particularly well-maintained. If you’re concerned about coverage in the event of an accident, rest assured that the answer is a definite yes.

These policies include coverage for “bodily injury in a motor vehicle.” This means that you are guaranteed assistance in the event of an accident, whether you’re driving or accompanying someone else, regardless of the type of vehicle involved—car, motorcycle, van, bus, and so on.

No deductibles, you don’t have to pay anything out of your pocket

Deductibles are those clauses, often hidden in the small print, used by other companies to reduce the cost. What’s the problem? They force you to pay a portion each time you require medical assistance. So, with a deductible of 100 euros, you will always have to pay the first 100 euros for your medical visit or test. If, for example, your case requires several visits, you will pay those 100 euros over and over again.

With IATI Total Comfort and IATI Star, this will never happen to you, as we do not work with deductibles. We will take care of the costs of your medical care from the first cent, up to 4.800.000 euros and 10,000,000€ in your policy.

No need to advance money for medical care

Be wary of taking out any private insurance for travel to Syria with overseas cover (which always has much lower coverage than IATI Total Comfort and IATI Star), as most will oblige you to pay for any medical care you receive and, on your return, go through a cumbersome process to try to recoup what you have spent. This could mean running up bills of thousands of euros and being left completely stranded in Syria.

With IATI, everything is much more convenient for you. When you need any kind of assistance contact us, and we will quickly direct you to the medical center best suited to your specific case. When you get there, they will be waiting for you and we will take care of the costs of your visit, admission, possible medical tests or even medication that may be prescribed. Everything is at our expense.

If, due to an emergency, you are unable to contact us before going to the hospital, don’t worry. Just send us your medical bills and reports and we will reimburse you for the costs you have had to pay.

Robbery and luggage loss included

Although the Syrian people are warm and welcoming, these types of incidents can happen anywhere in the world. That’s why these travel insurances for Syria are equipped with up to 1,500 euros with IATI Total Comfort and up to 2,500 euros with IATI Star for cases of theft and also for loss or problems with your luggage.

But we go even further and we will also cover you in cases such as:

  • Displacement of a family member;
  • Repatriation: included;
  • Delay in the departure of means of transportation;
  • Delay in delivery of checked luggage;
  • Refund of unused vacation days;
  • Adventure sports.

monument in palmira syria

Cancellation option – cancelling your trip to Syria

A trip to Syria is not just any trip. You will need to purchase your flights, book accommodation, and engage with agencies. Naturally, it is a significant investment. Therefore, it is quite normal to have doubts such as, “What would happen if I had to cancel my trip? Would I lose all the money I have invested?”

At IATI, we are leaders in travel insurance. With over 135 years of experience, we constantly evolve to meet your needs. That’s why we were pioneers in creating the Travel Cancellation Supplement. Thanks to this supplement, if you need to cancel your trip due to any of the many covered reasons, we will reimburse you up to 5,000 euros for expenses that cannot be directly recovered from your travel suppliers.

This add-on has helped numerous travellers avoid financial losses in difficult situations, and you can obtain it with just one click when you purchase your travel insurance for Syria.

Syria travel insurance coverage

We have just talked about the main coverage that makes these international policies the best travel insurance to Syria, but it has many more that you can consult in detail on the purchase page of the IATI Total Comfort and IATI Star.

In the following table, as a summary, we show you some of the coverages if you are travelling from the EU:

Travel Insurance for Syria Medical Expenses Coverage  Theft and baggage damage Adventure Sports Cancellation coverage (optional) Repatriation
IATI Total Comfort €10,000,000 €1,500 100% €2,000 100%

If you are travelling from outside the EU, here is a summary of the features of the best travel insurance:

Travel Insurance for Syria Medical Expenses Coverage  Theft and baggage damage Adventure Sports Cancellation coverage (optional) Repatriation
IATI Star €1.000.000 €2,500 100% €5,000 100%

How much does travel insurance to Syria cost?

To conclude this guide on the best travel insurance for Syria, we will answer the only question you probably still need an answer to before getting your IATI Star or IATI Total Comfort for Syria: How much do these travel insurances cost?

International health insurance Price for 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks
IATI Total Comfort 42 € 68 € 100,01 €


International health insurance Price for 1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks
IATI Star 63,44€ 99,38 € 123,62 €

How to hire the best travel insurance for Syria

Hiring insurance to travel to Syria is a quick and easy process thanks to IATI’s intuitive menu. You just need to follow these steps:

In the menu, you will need to enter the details of your trip:

  • Your place of residence;
  • The destination of the trip: in this case, Syria;
  • The start and end dates of the trip;
  • The number of travellers;
  • Type of insurance: travel insurance.

After filling in the menu, click “Get a quote”, choose your IATI Total Comfort or IATI Star policy, and then click “Contract”. At this point, you can purchase the Trip Cancellation Supplement we just talked about. It is a favourite among our travellers because it allows you to recover up to 2,000 euros of your travel expenses if you are unable to travel.

Now, all you must do is complete your personal information, make the payment, and you will receive the information about your travel insurance to Syria and the necessary contact details in case you need any assistance during your visit to the country.

That’s how easy it is to hire your travel insurance!

houses destroyed in aleppo in syria

Useful information for travelling safely to Syria

Best time to travel to Syria

Instead of specifying a “best” time to travel to Syria, it is important to note that June and July are characterized by high temperatures in desert areas. Be cautious during this period. On the other hand, coastal areas offer an ideal opportunity for swimming.

Health in Syria

The current state of the country’s healthcare infrastructure is significantly poor, and medical costs for tourists can be exorbitant, particularly in serious cases that may require transferring out of the country.

For this reason, it is very important to obtain comprehensive travel insurance for Syria. IATI Total Comfort and IATI Star are highly recommended for this destination, as they offer extensive medical coverage and also provide assistance in situations such as theft, luggage problems, or the need for repatriation.

Ensure your peace of mind in Syria by acquiring your policy now!