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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Suriname Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Suriname is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.7 / 5

Travelling Suriname is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.1 / 5

Suriname shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Suriname), the Advisory Index is 2.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Guyana (2.3), Brazil with 2.3 and French Guiana with 2 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Suriname

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Suriname.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Suriname from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Suriname. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/suriname-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual changes for Suriname

This is the recent history of individual changes that affected the total asessment of Suriname. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 14th 2019

The total rating for Suriname changed from 2.0 to 1.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government removed their warning for Suriname with a previous rating of 0.0.

About Suriname

Suriname with its capital Paramaribo is a country in South America (South America), slightly larger than Georgia (163,270 km²). The country is located Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between French Guiana and Guyana. The climate can be described as tropical; moderated by trade winds. The landscape is mostly rolling hills; narrow coastal plain with swamps. With a population of about 0.48 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Paramaribo
Population less than one million
Size 163.270 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Georgia
Common languages English, Javanese, Dutch, Serbian
Currency Dollar (short: SRD)
Common voltage (electricity) 127V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +597
Internet Top Level Domain .sr
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SR
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SUR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 740

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Suriname is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation as timber is cut for export
  • pollution of inland waterways by small-scale mining activities

Natural hazzards

  • flooding

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Suriname. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. alumina production
  2. bauxite
  3. fishing
  4. food processing
  5. gold mining
  6. lumbering
  7. oil

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beef
  3. chickens
  4. coconuts
  5. forest products
  6. palm kernels
  7. peanuts
  8. plantains
  9. rice
  10. shrimp

Surinamese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Suriname.

Export products

  1. alumina
  2. bananas
  3. crude oil
  4. fish
  5. gold
  6. lumber
  7. rice
  8. shrimp

Import products

  1. capital equipment
  2. consumer goods
  3. cotton
  4. foodstuffs
  5. petroleum

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Suriname?

Suriname is currently rated at 1,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Travelling Suriname is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Suriname in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Suriname.

How many travel advisories do you know for Suriname?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Suriname.

What is the size of Suriname?

Suriname has a size of 163,270 km² or 63,039 mi² which is slightly larger than Georgia.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.