Suriname Travel Health Advice

Malaria medication is recommended for those visiting the provinces of Brokopondo and Sipaliwini. Vaccinations are recommended for all travellers for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and yellow fever, and those planning to eat outside restaurants and hotels may want to consider a vaccination for typhoid. Travellers arriving from infected areas require proof of a yellow fever vaccination to enter Suriname.

Tap water shouldn't be drunk unless it has first been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected.

Medical facilities are extremely limited in Suriname and travellers are advised to have comprehensive travel health insurance. All required medications should be taken along, in their original packaging and accompanied by a signed and dated letter from a doctor detailing what they are and why they are needed.

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