Suriname Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs

Import regulations:

Free import:
- 200 cigarettes or 20 cigars or 200 cigarillos or 500 grams of tobacco (products);
- 1 liter of spirits, 4 liters of wine and 8 liters of beer;
- 50 grams of perfume and 1 liter of eau de toilette, lotions, eau-de-Cologne etc.;
- other goods, souvenirs or gifts and goods intended for personal use only: up to a maximum value of USD 500.- or equivalent).
Goods and amounts exceeding these values must be declared.

Residents must hold proof of ownership if returning with below personal effects:
-photo cameras, tape recorders, video cameras (with article numbers) and bicycles.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Import license is required for firearms, ammunition and other weapons.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES: www.cites.org.

Additional Information on regulations:

Prohibited: all fruits (except reasonable quantity for personal use imported from the Netherlands), vegetables, plants, roots, bulbs, coffee, cacao, rice and fish.

A veterinary import license, issued by the Veterinary Service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, is required for the import of:
1. all animals including wildlife, hatching eggs and fish;
2. veterinary pharmaceuticals (vaccines, antibiotics) and certain used animal related products;
3. products of animal origin, except for processed products of animal origin up to a max. of 5 kg if complying with certain conditions. For more information, contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.

All agricultural items must be declared at the customs services or agricultural inspection services on arrival.

Pets:

Pets must be accompanied by a:
- veterinarian good health certificate issued at point of origin and not older than 2 weeks before departure; and
- rabies vaccination certificate issued not less than 30 days before arrival; and
- veterinary import license issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries in Suriname.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at Paramaribo (PBM).

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Suriname.


Currency

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Suriname Dollar-SRD): SRD 150.- per person; foreign currencies: unlimited, if amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- are declared on model H forms on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: local currency (Suriname Dollar-SRD): SRD 150.- per person; foreign currencies: unlimited, if acquired from a foreign exchange bank and amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- are declared on model H forms on departure. Non-residents: foreign currencies: unlimited if amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- are declared on model H forms on arrival.


Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.