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Is the water safe to drink in

Tap water safety in Suriname

In Paramaribo, the water may be safe to drink but to avoid diarrhea, you should use bottled water for the first few weeks until your body gets immunity to the local variations in bacteria.

In other places in Suriname, all the water should be considered contaminated. This means that you should bring all tap water to a good rolling boil if you want to drink, brush your teeth or make ice cubes. Otherwise, buy capped bottled water from reputable brands.

City tap water safety info for Suriname