Suriname travel information
There is no Norwegian foreign service station in
Suriname. As the Norwegian Foreign Service has no posted
official on site, it is difficult to obtain
supplementary travel information from here. We recommend
that you read our general advice and obtain information
about the destination before traveling. For more
information about coronavirus, see health.
Norway does not have an embassy in Suriname, but is
represented by an honorary consul in Paramaribo.
The risk of terrorist incidents in Suriname is
considered low. The level of crime in Suriname is low
compared to other Caribbean and South American
countries, but an increase in illicit drug trafficking
has increased the scale of violent crime. However, such
violence is targeted and usually occurs in low-income
areas. Therefore, this type of crime poses a limited
risk to tourists.
Small-scale crime is prevalent in Paramaribo, Albina,
Moengo and in the countryside. Banditry and carjacking
are a concern in the cities of Albina and Moengo, and
along the highway between Paramaribo and Albina.
Pickpockets, burglaries and armed robberies are the
most widespread crimes against foreigners in the big
cities. Visitors are advised to avoid carrying large
amounts of cash as well as hiding jewelry and other
valuables. Criminal incidents near the major tourist
hotels have been reported. Travelers should therefore
avoid staying in the immediate vicinity of the hotel
Norwegian citizens residing in Suriname are
encouraged to register on reiseregistrering.no
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
Emergency: Police 115, fire truck 110, ambulance 113.
Outside the working hours of the consulate and
embassy, travelers can contact - UD's 24-hour
operating center on Tel: +47 23 95 00 00 or by e-mail:
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
- Countryaah: Paramaribo is the capital
of Suriname. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Norwegians need a visa for entry into Suriname. For
more information contact the Consulate General in the
Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian
travelers should keep abreast of the development of the
coronavirus. Feel free to follow local authorities'
advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not create
travel advice because of the risk of infection. It is
the Public Health Institute that provides infection
protection advice when traveling. You can find more
information and guidance from Norwegian health
authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of
Risk of dengue fever and malaria, due to
mosquito-borne viruses, occurs throughout the year. It
is therefore recommended to use preventive measures
against mosquito bites during the journey. Cases of the
Chikungunya virus have also been confirmed in Suriname.
It is always recommended that you check the website of
the Institute of Public Health for their recommendations
well in advance of the trip.
Approximately 1.1 per cent of the population lives with
HIV according to UNaids/WHO (2012). Therefore, it is
recommended to take common precautions to avoid
The medical supply in Suriname is very limited. It is
important to have good health insurance and sufficient
financial resources for any emergency situation.
Time difference to Norway is UTC-3; three, four and
five hours time difference, depending on the season. The
mains is 127 volts and the national telephone code is
The Internet domain is.sr. Currency unit is
Surinamese Dollar (SRD).
Normal opening hours are - shop: 08.00-16.30
(Monday-Thursday), 08.00-19.00 (Friday) and -14.00
(Saturday), bank: 07.30-14.00 (Monday-Friday).
National Holidays: January 1 - New Year, March/April
- Good Friday, March/ April - Easter, May 1 - Labor Day,
July 1 - Liberation Day, August 9 - Indigenous People,
November 25 - Republic Day, December 25 - First
Christmas Day, December 26 - Boxing Day