Suriname

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

COVID-19

There's a wordwide outbreak of COVID-19. Take a look at the preventive measures related to COVID-19.

This country has travel restrictions:

  • The Belgian authorities strongly advise against travelling to this country.
    • After completing the identification form, you will receive a message if a COVID-19 test and/or post-return quarantine are compulsory. If you do not receive a message, quarantine and tests are not compulsory.
  • Check the entry conditions imposed by the authorities of this country on travellers from Belgium.

If you have been abroad for more than 48 hours, you must fill in the identification and evaluation form on arrival in Belgium. This is not necessary if you will be staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours.

Check the current security situation on the federal government website and register your itinerary on Travellers Online.

The information on Wanda is updated daily, but not over the weekend.

This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

Important health risks

Malaria

At the border with French Guyana the risk of malaria (40% P. Falciparum) is low to moderate. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning. For people with an increased risk, we sometimes recommend preventive malaria tablets, or taking an emergency treatment with you.

In the interior of the country there is a low malaria risk. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning.

In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible.

There is no risk of malaria in Paramaribo and the seven coastal districts. No preventive precautions are necessary here.

Other insect-borne diseases

Insects can transmit diseases such as dengue, chikungunyazika, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.

Schistosomiasis

There is a risk of infection with schistosomiasis when swimming or bathing in lakes and rivers.

Other frequent health risks while travelling

Read these tips before you leave.

Vaccinations

Gele koorts

Recommended, sometimes mandatory

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travellers  from the age of one year:

  • If you are departing from another country where yellow fever can occur. 
  • If you have spent more than twelve hours in transit in an airport in a country where yellow fever occurs.

This vaccination must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre and must be registered in an International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.

Hepatitis A

Recommended

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Update basisvaccinaties

Recommended

Andere vaccinaties

Recommended for some travelers

Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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