The driving licence requirements in Syria state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. Furthermore, you need an international drivers license besides your home license.
In order to hire a car in Syria, drivers need to be at least 21 years of age and have held their license for at least a year. Some suppliers may charge a young drivers surcharge for drivers under 25.
Aleppo to Damascus - 310kms
Baalbeck to Homs - 95kms
General Syria driving information, laws rules and regulations:
Driving in Syria is on the right hand side of the road.
Local drivers seem to have little respect for mere trifles such as right of way or red traffic lights. Best to keep a sensible distance from other vehicles and be alert at all times.
Seat belts when driving a hire car in Syria are mandatory.
Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver? licence, registration documents and insurance documents when travelling with a car hire in Aleppo and other places in Syria.
Syria petrol stations are found mostly on major roads near main cities, and it's best to fill your tank when you find one, for it may be some time before you come across another.
There are no tolls in Syria.
In major cities, street parking may sometimes be difficult, but there are parking lots available.
When you hire a car in Damascus, it's important to take a look at the above Syria driving information, rules and regulations to ensure you have the safest possible journey.