Paramaribo Travel Information
Local culture in Suriname is relaxed and friendly, however strongly patriarchal. Women are expected to dress conservatively. It is customary to greet a new acquaintance with a handshake, and a good friend with a hug. It is polite to remove your shoes when entering someone's home. Ask permission before photographing government or military buildings, or any landmark considered to be holy.
Visitors to Suriname may import the following goods duty-free: 200 cigarettes/20 cigars/200 cigarillos/500 grammes of tobacco, one litre of spirits, four litres of wine and eight litres of beer, 50 grams perfume and one litre eau de toilette/lotions/eau-de-Cologne, other goods for personal to a value of US$500.
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