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COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution

To find out about the latest status of the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date statistics on the COVID-19 disease in Syria, please consult the database of Worldometers. Updates on the situation can also be found on the website of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
For the international outlook you can consult the latest
situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.

Sanitary measures
To find out about the latest public health situation in Syria and the current sanitary measures in vigour, please consult the weekly reports produced by OCHA Syria in Damascus in collaboration with WHO Syria. The Arabic version of the website of the Syrian Ministry of Health provides updates on the COVID-19 epidemic in the country.
Travel restrictions
The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.
The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.
Import & export restrictions

The Syrian Ministry of Economy decided to prohibit exports of several food commodities, sterilization and cleaning materials.
For a general overview of trade restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Syria on the
International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures webpage.

Economic recovery plan

The Central Bank of Syria (CBS) allowed banks to postpone the repayment of loans for three months while waiving the late payment fees. To know about the economic measures taken by the national government to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, please consult the website of the Syrian Arab News Agency.

Support plan for businesses
The collection of taxes from restaurants and hotels has been suspended. For the information on the local business support scheme and taxation measures established by the Syrian government to help businesses to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on their activity, please consult the website of the Syrian Arab News Agency.
For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the OECD's
SME Covid-19 Policy Responses document.
You can also consult the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.
Support plan for exporters
The Economic Commission of Syria’s Council of Ministers issued a decision to facilitate import processes exempting importers of all goods from the import deposit requirement of 25% of traders import license.
During a meeting in the General Directorate of Customs on 19 March, the Syrian Finance Ministry requested an easing of customs procedures for importers, accelerating the customs clearance process especially for goods such as medicines, drugs, and medical supplies.

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