Travel Requirements

Visa application Suriname

Beginning August 1, 2019, visa applications made in Suriname for relationships, family members, and whether tourists will be requested via the following web link

Countries that do not need a visa to travel to Suriname

  1. Antigua & Barbuda (unilateral cancellation)
  2. Argentina
  3. Bahamas (visa required for stays longer than 90 days)
  4. Barbados
  5. Belize
  6. Brazil
  7. Chile (only for holders of Diplomatic and Service passports)
  8. Costa Rica (only for holders of Diplomatic and Service passports)
  9. Columbia (only for holders of Diplomatic and Service passports)
  10. Cuba (only for holders of Diplomatic, Service and Official passports)
  11. Dominica
  12. Philippines (for 30 days’ tourist purposes)
  13. Guyana
  14. Grenada
  15. Hong Kong (only for holders of passports issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
  16. Israel
  17. Jamaica
  18. Japan (Diplomatic and Service Passports)
  19. Malaysia (for 30 days’ tourist purposes)
  20. Montserrat
  21. Netherlands Antilles
  22. Kitts & Nevis
  23. Lucia
  24. Vincent and the Grenadines
  25. Singapore
  26. Trinidad and Tobago
  27. Venezuela (only for diplomatic passports)
  28. South Korea
  29. Serbia (for 30 days)
  30. Russia
  31. Denmark (National Passports)
  32. Ecuador (only for holders of Diplomatic, Service and Official passports
  33. India (only for holders of Diplomatic, Service and Official passports)
  34. Indonesia (only for holders of Diplomatic and Service passports)
  35. Sweden (National Passports)
  36. Uruguay (Diplomatic, Service and Official passports)

Caricom citizens

CARICOM citizens are allowed to move freely in Suriname for six months according to the revised Chaguaramas treaty in Article 46. In addition, certain groups, the competent citizens, may settle to work here (S.B. 2006 no. 19).

Countries where there is no embassy or consulate

They should:

  • apply for a visa by post or by mail from the nearest Embassy or Consulate in their region
  • apply for a “Visa on Arrival” at the Deputy Directorate Consular Affairs and Passenger Traffic.
  • apply for an Electronic Visa via the web address Starting July 16, 2019, the application for a visa will only be possible via the above-mentioned website. The conventional method of visa application and allocation will expire on this date.

Yellow fever vaccine

The Ministry of Health advises travelers to countries with local yellow fever transmission (including those in Africa and Latin America, and as now in neighboring Brazil) to get vaccinated 10 days before departure. Public health indicates that Suriname uses the international guidelines for Yellow Fever vaccination for travelers, as laid down by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • A Yellow Fever vaccination, regardless of the age at which it was obtained, offers lifelong protection against the Yellow Fever virus. This means that if a person has been vaccinated earlier in life with the Yellow Fever vaccine, no booster dose (re-vaccination) is required at a later age.
  • The WHO-has established that from 11 July 2016 the International Yellow Fever Certificate (international Yellow Fever vaccination certificate) is valid for all travelers without regard to the date on which it was obtained. This means that the re-vaccination of every 10 years will not be required and that certificate renewal is not necessary.

If you are going to travel soon and have not previously been vaccinated against yellow fever or you do not have the yellow fever vaccination certificate, you can go to the BOG Medical Center at the Rode Kruislaan 13-15 from Monday to Thursday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM and Friday from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM.


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