Foreign travel advice


Important COVID-19 travel guidance

Travel in your area, including international travel, may be restricted because of domestic regulations. Different rules apply in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Follow all the rules that apply to you.

Other countries may close borders, restrict movement or bring in new quarantine rules with little warning. Check our advice on things to consider, and be prepared to stay overseas longer than planned.

Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. Also check if you need to self isolate.


The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:

  • the whole of Suriname based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

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Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

Suriname has closed its borders owing to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). However, a limited number of exceptional international flights may become available. See return to the UK from Suriname

If you are still in Suriname, send your contact details to the Consular Section at the British High Commission, Georgetown, Guyana, by email to Please note that owing to the need for social distancing to reduce the spread of the virus, we are responding to queries via telephone, email and social media. See Return to the UK.

If you are visiting Suriname you will need an e-visa or e-tourist card. 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 Embassy office.  However, the British High Commission in Georgetown, Guyana, can provide consular support.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.