You can reach Suriname by flying, by boat or by road entering from the neighboring countries Guyana and Frech Guiana. Before entering Suriname you need to have proof of yellow fever vaccination and documents such a tourist card or visa and your passport.
Suriname is part of the Guiana Shield. The Guiana Shield underlies Venezuela, Guyana (previously British Guiana), Suriname (previously Dutch Guiana) and French Guiana, as well as parts of Colombia, and Brazil.
Flying to Suriname
You can fly directly to Suriname within 9 hours from Amsterdam with its own national carrier, the SLM, or with the KLM.
SLM is the national carrier. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the government of Suriname's Civil Aviation Authority as being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Suriname's air carrier operations.
Maritime traveling to Suriname
You can reach Suriname also by boat/vessel, entering from the Atlantic ocean, through the Suriname river and then arriving in Paramaribo. Mariners planning travel to Suriname should also check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts at /msci Information may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard's Homeport website and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's website.
Upon approaching Suriname Ports, vessels are requested to send arrival messages 36, 24 and 12 hours prior to arrival at the Sea Buoy, and if necessary to amend their estimated time of arrival in local time after the 12 message, via Paramaribo Radio or via Harbour Master on VHF channel 12, 16.
Maritime Authority Suriname
Fax No: 597 472940/ 597 472845
VHF Channel 12 and 16.
Harbour Resort Domburg
Stay with your boat in Suriname at very reasonable rates at Harbour Resort Domburg. It was founded in the second half of 2013. The location is very attractive, namely in the center of Domburg directly on the famous "WATERFRONT DOMBURG". Domburg is a special place in Suriname, filled with memories of earlier times. Details can be found in the buildings and the majestic centuries old mahogany trees on the Waterfront. The unique location of the Resort allows you to communicate with the friendly locals and gain insight into the ethnic totally different population of Suriname directly.
There are 8 moorings and good floating pontoon with an efficient walkway that will take you ashore. From there it is 40 meters to the washroom and to the clubhouse and restaurant. The entire site is monitored and the staff lives on the property with direct supervision of the moored dinghies and boats on the river.
The location of Harbour Resort Domburg near the center offers the following items within a circle of 300 meters:
Going to Suriname by road
You can also reach Suriname by road entering from Guyana or French Guiana by car or motorhome
Entering from Guyana:
Jan 2015, leaving Suriname to Guyana: Process on both sides of the border was very slow. On Suriname side, they opened the gate at 6 am and closed it at 8 am for the 9.30am ferry departure. There is a campsite next to the ferry terminal on the Suriname side, with cut grass, shelters, toilets and showers.
The ferry is payable in cash only, USD or SRD. Prices in $15.00 USD per person and $40.00 USD for the motorhome. (we are not responsible for other prices that named here)
Entering from French Guiana:
Country entry requirement, vaccination
If you're visiting Suriname as a tourist and arriving at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport in Paramaribo or from the neighboring countries you need this vaccination card. The government of Suriname also requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US - for a complete list, see Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission).
Passport, tourist card, and visa
The following conditions apply to all travelers to obtain a Visa or Tourist Card:
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Suriname.
Your passport must have at least 2 blank pages for a visa and stamps
You must be able to show a return ticket
Visa or tourist card?
To enter Suriname, a Visa or Tourist card is required. What is the difference?
The tourist card is exclusively intended for tourist purposes, holidays and family visits. If you want to travel to Suriname once, a tourist card is sufficient and you do not need to apply for a visa. You can request an E-Tourist Card online. If you visit Suriname multiple times during the same trip, you need to apply for a visa (and not a tourist card). You can apply for a Visa (tourist visa) for 2 months or 3 years.
If you go to Suriname for a business you must apply for a business visa. The visa is stuck in your passport.
You can apply for the multiple entry visa in advance at the Consulate in Amsterdam or apply online for E-visum.
If you plan to visit the border countries during your visit to Suriname (for example with the Galibi (French Guyana) or Kaieteur falls (Guyana) building block), you need to buy a Multiple Entrance Visa and not a Tourist card. The cost of the visa is € 40.
You can buy a visa:
-Online E-visa via VFS Global for USD 45 + USD 14 service fee
-at the consulate of Suriname
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