Suriname was once known as Dutch Guiana and is one of the smallest countries in South America. Since its independence from the Netherlands in 1975, the country has had civil war and coups, but the country is now under civilian rule. The country has beautiful rain forests and wildlife along with colonial buildings in the Capital city, Paramaribo. Suriname’s main exports are natural resources and have a population just over 500,000. The country has been experiencing a dispute with Guyana over the oil-rich areas of the cost.
Healthcare in Suriname
There are four main hospitals in Paramaribo and there are quite a few foreign specialists and private clinics. As result healthcare in the capital has increased to a near Western level. Travellers to the country should make sure that they are up to date on their vaccines and take precautions where necessary. Most expatriates who travel to or live in Suriname will want to seek medical treatment outside the country for any serious illnesses or injuries, so it is critical that you obtain evacuation coverage. To know about the healthcare system in Suriname check out our healthcare region page.
Expat Insurance Plans for Suriname
Expat Financial can source coverage for expatriates in Suriname, especially through our comprehensive expat health plan with Cigna International. We can also source global benefit plans for companies with expat employees in Suriname and elsewhere in South America.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture into Suriname:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans