Country entry requirement: The government of Suriname also proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US - for complete list, see Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.) See more information on yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Suriname.
You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
The tiny country of Suriname, which gained its independence from the Netherlands in the 1970’s is the least populous yet one of the most ethnically diverse countries in South America.
Amerindians, Creoles, Maroons (descendants of African slaves who escaped), Hindus, Javanese, Chinese, Dutch and other Europeans are part of the mix.
I am on the northern fringe of South America, but nobody is speaking Spanish. I emerge from the capital's historic downtown onto the Waterkant, an esplanade with food stalls along the muddy Suriname River, where Indian families eat Javanese bami noodles and Creole men sip their first of many Parbo beers under the shade of weeping tamarind trees. Down the street, merchants, hustlers and loiterers drift between the neon-lit casinos and gold exchanges that surround the boisterous Central Market.
Inside, broad women in colorful African head wraps use long Chinese string beans to shoo flies off displays of bananas, rambutans, and medicinal barks.
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip.The airline commenced operations in 1955 to provide important regional and industrial links within Suriname, and today Surinam Airways opeartes a network of regional services in South America, the Caribbean, and long-haul services to Amsterdam.CAPA Profiles contain the most up to date news and analysis plus a comprehensive range of timely and reliable data including schedules, capacity share (passenger and cargo), fleet summary, traffic results (monthly and annual), financial results and more.I pass a dark-skinned Creole man with a shiny set of gold teeth who is selling cups of shaved ice with an array of flavored syrups. Suriname - a nation smaller than Washington state, much of it uninhabited jungle - is home to 480,000 people who speak more than 15 languages.His wooden pushcart is festooned with - among other random items - plastic pink roses, Surinamese and Chinese flags, a framed poster of Orlando Bloom's elfin character in "Lord of the Rings," and the words "Snoop-Dog Bless! Dutch is the official one - the tongue of lawyers and ministers, and friends who consider themselves educated - but if this cart's decorations are any reflection of where most Surinamers currently look to in the world, Holland is conspicuously absent.
While Dutch is still the official language you also hear Hindi, Chinese, Javanese, Portuguese, English and many Creole languages.