Suriname Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting Suriname are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Suriname.

U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo
165 Kristalstraat
Paramaribo, Suriname
Phone: (597) 556-700


Suriname has a moist, tropical climate with temperatures between 82° F and 90° F degrees during the day. Trade winds can blow causing the temperature at night to cool down as much as 10 or 20 degrees. From November to May there is some rain, but the rainier season occurs from May through August. The average rainfall near the northern central coast is about 90 inches.

Calling Internationally:

To call Suriname from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Suriname’s country code, 597; and then dial the actual phone number.


Electricity in Suriname is 127 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Suriname with a device that does not accept 127 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Suriname generally accept a Type C, two-pin unearthed plug, or a Type F, two-pin with two earth clips. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

Travel Insurance for Suriname Trips:

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