Do banks and money transfer companies let you send money to Syria from the UK? Here’s the information you need.
Syria has been going through a civil war since 2011, which has ravaged the infrastructure of the country and is currently one of the most dangerous regions of the world. Since 2014, over 10,000 Syrian refugees have been taken in by the UK.
Unfortunately, because of the turmoil in the country you can’t send money to Syria. Even if you have a loved one in Syria who needs money desperately, an international money transfer to a sanctioned country is illegal in the UK.
Why can't I send money to Syria?
Concerns about the Syrian government’s internal repression of its citizens, regional instability and other human rights violations, concerns about the use of chemical weapons and foreign policy and international treaty commitments imposed by the United Nations in the form of trade sanctions, the UK government doesn’t currently allow any trade with Syria. placed sanctions on the country. This means you can’t send money or goods to anyone living there. Attempting to get around these sanctions is illegal. If you send money to another country without sanctions against Syria and then pass those funds onto a recipient in Syria, you may face tough legal and financial consequences.