1. Summary (this page)
  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Local laws and customs
  5. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard

Summary

Travelchimps aims to provide ALL the information you need (see our Travel Dashboard). This page uses data from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The usual caveat: we cannot guarantee import of this information was error free and therefore the accuracy of this page. Always use a number of sources to check important information

Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

If you’re visiting Suriname as a tourist and arriving at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport in Paramaribo you don’t need a visa before travel. See Visas

Most visits are trouble-free, but burglary, armed robbery and violent crime occur in Paramaribo and in outlying areas. See Crime

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Suriname, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

UK health authorities have classified Suriname as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Consular support may be limited in Suriname as there is no British High Commission office.  However, the British High Commission in Georgetown, Guyana, can provide consular support.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. 


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Suriname
Currency: Surinam Dollar (SRD)
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SRD
Dialling Code: 597
Drive on the:
Visitors/Tourists: 220,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Dutch (official language) 90%
Sranan Tongo 68%


Capital City(s):
Paramaribo (also largest city)
Telephone Area Code:
Population:
Latitude: Longitude:



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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