Suriname in detail

Entry & Exit Formalities

Customs Regulations

There are no unusual restrictions on items that can be brought into or out of Suriname.


Tourist cards (€35) are valid for 90 days and available at any Surinamese Embassy or on arrival at either airport in Paramaribo.

Further Information

Visitors from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the EU need a tourist card. Longer stays or multiple entries will require a visa. For up-to-date info and embassy locations check Allow approximately four weeks for a postal visa or tourist-card application.

The Surinamese consulates in Georgetown (Guyana) and Cayenne (French Guiana) can issue tourist cards on the spot or within a couple of hours, but visas can take up to five working days. Bring a passport-size photo and your ticket out of South America. Visitors planning to stay in Suriname for more than 30 days should register at the Vreemdelingenpolitie in Paramaribo within eight days of their arrival.