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

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Suriname, attacks can’t be ruled out. On 24 May 2018 a message, claiming to be from ISIS, was posted on Facebook. The message referenced the trial of 2 defendants on charges of attempting to recruit personnel in Suriname on behalf of ISIS, and threatened reprisals against the University, some schools and the prison holding the defendants. As a precaution, the police and army have been stationed at these locations. You should take sensible precautions, comply with the local authorities and review your own security arrangements. 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.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.