Association of Caribbean
Women Writers and Scholars
13th International Conference


Tourist Card
Conference attendees who meet the following criteria DO NOT need a Tourist Card to enter Suriname:
  • Holders of CARICOM passports
  • Residents of the Netherlands Antilles with Dutch passports
  • Nationals from the Bahamas, Brazil, Cuba, Philippines, Gambia, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea
Tourists who meet the following criteria can obtain a tourist card to enter Suriname:
  • Nationals of the Netherlands, France, Canada, USA, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
  • Individuals with Surinamese origins can obtain a tourist card
A Tourist Card is easy to obtain at the airport and costs $25.00 USD. To apply for a Tourist Card, visitors need a valid passport and a return airline ticket.

Conference attendees who do not meet any of the above criteria must apply for a visa at the closest Surinamese embassy or consulate.

For more information on Visas or Tourist Cards, please contact:
Ismene Krishnadath or

For Additional Travel Information for Suriname, navigate to

We are pleased to announce that Surinam Airways has agreed to be our conference carrier! The city of Paramaribo is this airline’s home base, and the following are its destinations cities: Amsterdam, Aruba, Belem, CuraƧao, Georgetown, Miami, and Port of Spain.

Surinam Airways has offered additional support for the conference for each participant who books her/his flight with this airline. So that the local conference organizing committee may take advantage of this opportunity, please email a photocopy of your Surinam Airways ticket or itinerary to

For information about flight schedules and ticketing, navigate to:

Airport Shuttle
NOTE: Travel between the Johan Adolf Pengel Airport and Hotel Krasnapolsky (the ACWWS conference hotel) is included as part of this hotel’s room rates.

Additional Airport Shuttle Service
Garage de Paarl
Kankantriestraat 42, Paramaribo, Suriname
Phone: 597-403600 / 597-403610
Fax: 597-403610
Mobile: 597-8808277
  • Bus, in USD: $18.00 (Reservation recommended)
  • Taxi, in USD: $45.00

  • Airport buses and taxis drop off at any destination in Paramaribo.

    Conference participants interested in sightseeing in and around Paramaribo and its coastal districts can take advantage of widely available and reasonably priced taxi services. Please note that Suriname taxis DO NOT use meters. More information about taxi services will be available at hotels’ reception desks. For traveling to the interior, we recommend that participants contact one of the many tour operators available in Paramaribo.

    Conference Organized Tours and Tourist Information

    On Saturday 12 May 2012, the local conference organizing committee has organized four optional tours:
    1. Paramaribo City Tour (morning tour), early booking price: $22.00 USD
    2. Sunset Dolphin Trip (sunset tour), early booking: $30.00 USD
    3. Warappa Creak (whole day boat tour), early booking: $85.00 USD
    4. Cottica (culture and heritage day tour), early booking: $100.00 USD
    For more information about these tours, please navigate to

    (click for details and voting)

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