Suriname vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Suriname? Then it is important that you are well informed. Certain vaccines are recommended for Suriname. The required vaccinations for Suriname vary and depend on the areas you plan to visit.

Suriname consists mostly of jungle and is situated on the northeast coast of South America. The county has a tropical rainforest climate; temperatures range from 24 to 36 degrees Celsius. Getting the right vaccinations is important, particularly if you plan a trip into the jungle. In any case, it is wise to prepare your journey well. With its exotic mix of rainforest and abundant flora and fauna, Suriname is the beating heart of the Amazon. Always protect yourself well against the bright sun and against malaria or dengue mosquitoes – whether you go swimming in one of the lakes outside the city or visit the bustling capital Paramaribo. Our nurses will gladly inform you about the required immunisations and vaccines and happily provide advice on additional measures you can take. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with a nurse.

Suriname vaccinations: the most common risks

If you travel to Suriname, you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease to which you are not resistant.  Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these diseases. Please find below our list of the most common risks and diseases in Suriname and read which vaccinations are recommended for Suriname.


In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.


Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.


In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Yellow Fever - recommended and possibly compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Suriname? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Suriname as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Suriname? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Suriname vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Suriname? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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