Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Suriname is on the northeastern coast of South America near French Guiana, Guyana, and Brazil. The country is rich with diversity.
Upon visiting you will receive a genuine welcome from descendants of African slaves, Dutch or British colonialists. The capital city, Paramaribo, is filled with shopping, clubs, and restaurants. Just a few miles away is a beautiful jungle waiting to be explored.
This country has something for everyone.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Suriname. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Suriname: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, and influenza.
Yellow fever vaccination is highly recommended for trips to Suriname. Dengue is also present in the country. Make sure to have repellents and netting as well.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
A passport and visa are required for trips to Suriname. Travelers may opt for a tourist card upon arrival, but it is best to get a visa before visiting.
Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required for entry. If you have not received the vaccine, you may have to return home or enter quarantine.
For more information, see our Suriname visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Suriname has a warm, tropical climate, with temperatures in the 80’s. The country is hottest around September and October and coldest in January.
There is a minor rainy season (Dec.-Jan.), a minor dry season (Feb.-April), a major rainy season (May-mid-Aug.), and a major dry season (mid-Aug.-Nov.). The wettest month is June.
Suriname is a safe country to visit. Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing or bag-snatching, is common in crowded places. Avoid carrying unnecessary valuables. Be cautious while traveling and travel with a partner when possible. Travelers should avoid demonstrations traveling alone after dark.
There is limited police presence outside of Paramaribo. I you intend on traveling outside the capital do so with a well-established tour company.
Brownsberg Nature Park is a 30,000-acre nature reserve located in Brokopondo, about 81 miles south of Paramaribo. The park is home to over 1,500 different species of plants and animals. This includes monkeys, jaguars, snakes, birds, anteaters and more.
There are also two gorgeous waterfalls, Irene Falls and Leo Falls, on the grounds. It is the perfect site to visit for those who enjoy a nice hike outdoors.
Suriname is a beautiful destination. But, it requires a little prep work. Be sure to have these items with you for your trip:
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Paramaribo
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