Visitors to Suriname are required to be in possession of valid passports and return/onward tickets. Visas are not required for citizens of Caricom nations. Visas are required for all other nationalities and can be obtained from any Suriname Embassy or consulate.
International Carriers travelling to and from Suriname
SLM- Surinam Airways:
For more information and addresses visit www.slm.nl
- Suriname - (597) 432700
- The Netherlands
Amsterdam - (31) 020-6262060
Rotterdam - (31) 010-4364200
The Hague - (31) 070-3560900
- USA, Miami - (1-305) 599-1196 / 871-3604
- Aruba - (297) 5827896
- Barbados - (246) 4328495
- Brazil, Belem - (5591) 2106435/ 2106436/ 2106439
- Curacao - (5999) 8689600/ 8684360
- Guyana, Georgetown - (592) 2254894/ 2253473
- Trinidad, Port of Spain - (868) 6270102/ 6274747
For more information and reservations visit www.caribbean-airlines.com
- Suriname - (597)520034/520035
Miami - (1-800) 920-4225
New York - (1-800) 920-4225
Ft-Lauderdale - (1-800) 920-4225
- Trinidad - (868) 6257200
For more information and reservations visit www.klm.com
- The Netherlands
Amsterdam - (31) 020 4747747
- Suriname - (597) 411811
The currency in Suriname is the SRD (Suriname Dollar)
Approximate exchange rates:
US $1.00 SRD 2.80
Euro 1.00 SRD 3.53
Suriname has a warm and humid tropical climate which is dictated by several dry and rainy seasons throughout the year:
Short rainy season December / January
Short dry season February, April
Long rainy season May/ mid August
Long dry season mid August/ November
Temperatures can range from anywhere in between 18░C en 35░C. Average daily temperature 28░C.
Electric power: 127 V / 60 Hz
Suriname is an independent democratic country headed by a president and parliament. The current government is headed by the president MR. Ronald Venetiaan.
The official language of the country is Dutch.
Because of the unique cultural and ethnical mix of the population several other languages are spoken such as Hindustani, Javanese, Chinese, several Maroon languages as well as Amerindian. Almost everyone in Suriname speaks its unofficial language Sranang Tongo. A large part of the Surinamese population speaks and understands English rather well.