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.
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 hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.
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.
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.
In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.