Suriname Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Suriname, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Suriname, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Suriname’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A mix of natural and artificial in Suriname


The South American country of Suriname is the perfect place to take a relaxing break with loved ones. Starting with the capital Paramaribo, this cosmopolitan city adorned with beautiful Dutch-style colonial mansions and pretty squares where painters proudly display their works. Other activities include visiting the beautiful mosques and synagogues adorning the cities or even taking a boat to discover indigenous villages and colonial plantations. Try and catch glimpses of the wildlife in Suriname, including wildcats, tarantulas and howler monkeys. If you want more of a vibrant city experience, go out during the night to a club or restaurant.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Suriname

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Suriname

MedicationAdditional Information
Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline, Chloroquine or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication


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Medical Care in Suriname

Medical facilities in Suriname are unstable. You will be able to find four hospitals in Paramaribo and one in Nickerie. If you require routine care, the University Hospital of Paramaribo is sufficient, even if the quality of care does not meet international standards.

You will be able to find basic and specific medications in pharmacies.

Although emergency aid is non-existent in rural regions, you can call an ambulance on 113. However, be aware that these services are not reliable, and that it is often safer to use taxi or private care to get to the hospital. In Suriname, the paramedics will only be able to leave after they have received permission from the police. You may also contact 110 for helicopter emergency services. 

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Is Suriname Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeHigh risk
DemonstrationsRisk of violence
Road safetyPoor road conditions outside major cities
Public transportationAvoid public minibuses
TrekkingClick the link below for precautions
HealthZika virus warning
Risk levelHigh degree of caution

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Suriname?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Suriname. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Suriname information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Suriname (PARAMARIBO)
Street Address:
Assuria Verzekeringen, Grote Combeweg 37

Tel.: +597 424575 or +597 424527
Fax: +597 425962


Canadian High Commission to Guyana (GEORGETOWN)
Street Address:
High and Young Streets,
Georgetown, Guyana

Tel.: (592) 227-2081 / (592) 227-2082 / (592) 227-2083 / (592) 227-2084 / (592) 227-2085
Fax: (592) 225-8380


Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Guyana.

Click here to access the high commission’s website