Allowance of rental vehicle (from Guyana or Suriname) & entry to Suriname
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Mar 25, 2013 8:58 PM Last Post By: Afghanistan2Zim...
Mar 13, 2013 2:57 PM
Allowance of rental vehicle (from Guyana or Suriname) & entry to SurinameSalam : )
We're a pair traveling next month (one US, one Canadian citizenship) from Guyana to Suriname, to French Guinea, back to Suriname, & leaving out of Guyana again.
A site that I'm looking at says that visas for Suriname are possible upon arrival, but recommends sending away for it, which 30 days out, we are cutting it close. There was no requirements couple years back from what I recall.
Anyone with any info they can share on this and if the second entry into Suriname will be a problem as well.
Also, any experience on if rental cars are allowed into Suriname & French Guinea from Guyana or is it a nay as our guide book which is a few years old now mentions??
Thanks for any guidance in advance,
Mar 13, 2013 9:21 PM
1First of all, visas were required a couple of years ago, as they are now. You can get one in Georgetown in a day. They're expensive, but give multiple entry for five years.
Second, I sincerely doubt you can take a rental car across the borders, and I'm not sure why you'd want to. Don't forget that each border requires a ferry trip, a separate insurance policy, and in one case shifting to the opposite side of the road. But really--don't ask here, ask your rental agency.
Hope that's helpful.
Mar 18, 2013 5:49 AM
2Thanks Mark, convinced. Scratch that. I was not aware the border xings involved a ferry, but figured on the insurance portion as that's the case in many locations. Out of curiousity, ... stupid question perhaps, do you know approximately how much for the Suriname Visa & one of us is flying in on a Fri, would say day be a possibility or would be likely idle till Monday?
Mar 18, 2013 11:12 AM
3I got my Suriname visa in a single day in Cayenne (dropoff and pay in the morning, pickup in the afternoon), but that's not necessarily applicable to the consulate in Georgetown. I'd call them; there's nothing to be gained by making your plans around my experience a couple of years ago.
Same with the cost. I paid 100 euros--the highest cost for the tiniest little bit of a country I think I've ever paid. But maybe that's changed....or maybe you'd pay a different amount based on where you're from. Call them directly.
Mar 25, 2013 8:58 PM
4Fantastic, will do & thanks again. 100E is sharp, I paid $131 for Syria about year and a half a go prior to the conflict being bolstered, & India was not cheap either, but at least that's a 10-year and a vast continent in itself.
The Syria visa was worth every penny. What a beautiful place it was, amazing culture & people, ... and what a shame on what it's become do to our lovely CIA funding. Never ceases to amaze me that we will do whatever it takes to tumble dictators that the states doesn't like ... and at the same time the biggest double standard on the globe; we sleep in the same bed as the Saudi Kings & don't say a peep on the brutality taking place in countries like Bahrain & Yemen (wheeling & dealing, nothing like allowing our military bases on soverign countries soil or discounted blood-oil).
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