Suriname destination information

All you need to know before visiting Suriname

Suriname summary

Suriname is a medium sized country with around 542K Surinamese. Official language is Dutch. Suriname uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-03:00. Currency used in Suriname is Surinam Dollar (SRD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 122
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 140

ATMs in Suriname are Common. Internet speed in Suriname is on average 2.4 Mbps. In Suriname you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 542K ☀️ ~26 °C 🌧 ~194 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 164k km2 (63k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Suriname uses 127/230V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type B, Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Dutch


Currency 💱

1 SRD = 0.13 USD

Suriname uses the Surinamese dollar (symbol: $), code SRD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 dollars and 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Suriname. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Suriname uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Suriname upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Suriname, dial +, then 597 (the country code for Suriname), then the area code and the local number.


international: + 597 1234567
calling local: 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Suriname is on average 2.4 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Suriname is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 135.58 SRD, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Digicel or Telesur.


Rules 🚗

In Suriname you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 40-50 km/h (24-31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways, 80 km/h (49 mph) on motorways and 80 km/h (49 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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