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Last verified: Sunday, 31. May 2020 at 07:21 AM

Suriname Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Suriname

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Suriname. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Suriname shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Suriname), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: French Guiana (4), Guyana with 3.4 and Brazil with 3.4 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Suriname

There are currently 12 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Suriname. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Suriname.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice 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 3.0 out of 5.0.

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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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. 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: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/suriname

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Suriname

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

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Suriname changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Suriname with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Suriname changed from 2.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Suriname to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Suriname changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Suriname with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Suriname with a rating of 3.0.

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 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Suriname.

Is it safe to travel Suriname in 2020?

Visiting the country Suriname is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

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 current Corona virus situation in Suriname?

There are currently 12 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Suriname. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.