Foreign travel advice

Suriname

Summary

There’s no British Embassy in Suriname. If you need emergency consular assistance you should call the British Honorary Consul on (00) (597) 402 558 or (00) (597) 402 870, or contact the British High Commission in Georgetown, Guyana.

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

Cases of Zika virus have been reported in 2015 and 2016. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Seek advice from a health professional if you have any further questions or concerns.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.