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Country Information

Suriname

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in addition to:
  • Banknotes in euro (EUR)
    Exchange cash into local currency outside larger urban areas
  • Banknotes in US dollar (USD)
    Change cash in local currency when outside larger urban areas

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • The Travel Cash Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant

Credit cards

  • Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Surinam guilder SRD
Import local currency
up to SRG 150.00
Import foreign currency
unlimited; must be declared
Export local currency
up to SRG 150.00
Export foreign currency
unlimited; must be declared
Note
  • Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
  • Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar or euro.
  • Currency exchange not advised on the black market.

Time difference with Switzerland

- 4 h / - 5 h during our summer time

National language

Official language
Dutch
Language capabilities
English

Capital

Paramaribo

Voltage

110/120 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Caracas (Venezuela), Centro Letonia, Torre Ing-Bank, piso 15, Av. Eugenio Mendoza y San Felipe, La Castellana
Tel. +58 212 267 95 85

Opening hours

Banks
7.30 - 14.00 h (Mon - Fri)
Stores
7.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)
7.30 - 12.30 h (Sat)

Driving

Left-hand driving.
Local driver's licence required for car rentals. Visitors Dirver's Licence issued by local police ('Police Traffic Office') upon presentation of international driver's licence.
International driver's license required.
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

Health situation

Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security
Observe elementary safety precautions.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.