COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 05/08/2023 Update on Change to U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for nonimmigrant travel The Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. This means starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana  VOTING IN 2024 U.S. FEDERAL ELECTIONS  Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. federal elections for the House of Representatives and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot that is …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname  Event:  Paramaribo Road Closures on December 20, 2023. The final ruling in the December Murders Trial’s criminal appeal, potentially including sentencing of former Military Dictator/President Desi Bouterse, is expected on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, starting at approximately 9:00 AM. The Surinamese police will close downtown streets around the area of the courthouse (Cantonal Court …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Suriname Independence Day Parade Saturday Nov 25: Road Closures and Information. The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) has reported that in preparation for the Independence Day Parade taking place tomorrow, Saturday November 25 from 9:00am-11:30am in the downtown area, the below intersections have been closed to traffic. KPS is expecting approximately 500 parade participants and …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Paramaribo Demonstration and Road Closures on November 14, 2023. The Central Labor Union, consisting of teachers, nurses, and bank employees will hold a protest march today, November 14th beginning at 9:00 AM in the vicinity of the downtown area.  The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) expects approximately 1500 participants.  As information can change, the U.S. …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Kerkplein to Independence Square Demonstration on November 9, 2023. The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) has reported that the Central Labor Union, consisting of teachers, nurses, and bank employees will hold a protest march today, November 9th beginning at 9 AM in the vicinity of the downtown area. KPS is expecting approximately 1000 people to …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Independence Square Demonstration on October 27, 2023. A demonstration is scheduled to be held at Independence Square in downtown Paramaribo, near the Presidential Palace, on Friday October 27, starting at approximately 4:00 PM. The demonstration will be in solidarity with Palestine and is expected to be peaceful; the size of the demonstration …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Independence Square Demonstration on November 3, 2023. The U.S Embassy in Paramaribo is aware of several events occurring Friday, November 3rd with expected police presence (KPS): 9:00 AM: The Central Labor Organization Union is holding a protest on Verlengde Gemenelandsweg to protest the 5% increased value added tax on fuel and government …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Independence Square Demonstration on October 27, 2023. A demonstration is scheduled to be held at Independence Square in downtown Paramaribo, near the Presidential Palace, on Friday October 27, starting at approximately 4:00 PM. The demonstration will be in solidarity with Palestine and is expected to be peaceful; the size of the demonstration …

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Security Alert – Worldwide Caution

Location: Worldwide Caution Event:  Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.  U.S. citizens should: Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Paramaribo Road Closures on August 23, 2023. The Suriname Police Force (KPS) has announced that the following streets will be closed to traffic on August 23, 2023, in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace in connection with a special session of both the Court of Justice and the Constitutional Court of Suriname. The following …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Paramaribo Road Closures between July 31 and August 1, 2023. The Suriname Police Force (KPS) has announced the following streets will be closed to traffic today in the vicinity of Cantonal Courthouse in connection with the December 8th trial. The following roads or intersections will be closed from July 31, 2023, through the end …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname Event: Protest at Suriname Ministry of Health April 20, 2023 The Suriname Police Force (KPS) has has reported that a protest is currently happening at the Ministry of Health on the Henck Aaronstraat. The protest consists of approximately 200-300 people and is reported to be a peaceful protest. Police have closed part of the …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Paramaribo Road Closures between April 13 and 23, 2023. The Suriname Police Force (KPS) has reported planned road closures that will have a significant impact on traffic from April 13, 2023, through April 23, 2023, on Flustraat and Kernkampweg in the vicinity of the Academic Hospital, the Radio Therapeutic Center, and the Benjamin pumping …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname Event: Paramaribo Protest and Street Closures On Friday March 24, 2023, starting at approximately 10:00 AM, a protest will be held at the Independence Square in Downtown Paramaribo, near the Presidential Palace. The size of the protest is unknown. There will be a large police presence in the area. Road closures will be …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname Event: Paramaribo Street Closures The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) announced several road closures in the city in conjunction with Phagwa celebrations, a performance by popular Dutch artist, Frenna, and the Vice President of Suriname’s birthday.  Areas are expected to be both highly trafficked and populated.  There will be a heavy police and private …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname Event: Paramaribo Protests and City Center Street Closures Today, February 24, 2023, starting at approximately 1:00 PM, a protest will be held at the Cantonal Court on the Grote Combeweg. Protestors are demanding the immediate release of Stephano “Pakkitow” Biervliet who was detained because of the February 17, 2023, protests. Starting at 11:00 …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname Event: Continuing Paramaribo City Center Street Closures The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) announced that the curfew for downtown Paramaribo has been lifted, but the area in front of the Presidential Palace and National Assembly (DNA) remains closed: specifically at the intersections of Grote Combeweg and Henk Arronstraat and Van Roseveltkade and Kleine Waterstraat. There …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname Event: Paramaribo City Center Curfew and Street Closures The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) announced, following protests and subsequent property damage near the National Assembly (DNA) building, that, as of Friday, February 17, 2023, from 6:00 PM through the entirety of the weekend or until further notice, the area that lies within the borders of …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname Event: Paramaribo City Center Curfew and Street Closures The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) announced, following protests and subsequent property damage near the National Assembly (DNA) building, that, as of Friday, February 17, 2023, from 6:00 PM through the entirety of the weekend or until further notice, the area that lies within the borders of the following streets …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

  Location: Paramaribo, Suriname  Event: Paramaribo City Center Curfew and Closure The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) announced following protests and subsequent property damage near the National Assembly (DNA) building, that the center of Paramaribo will be closed from 6:00 PM until 6:00 AM daily until further notice. Authorities have not defined the parameters of the city center. …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname Event: Paramaribo City Center Curfew and Closure The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) announced following protests and subsequent property damage near the National Assembly (DNA)  building, that the center of Paramaribo will be closed from 6:00 PM until 6:00 AM daily until further notice. Authorities have not defined the parameters of the city center. The U.S. …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname Event: Protests – Downtown Paramaribo – February 17, 2023 On February 17, 2023, starting at approximately 10:00 AM, protests will be held at Independence Square in downtown Paramaribo, in the vicinity of the Torarica Hotel. The protests concern the current political and economic situation in the country. Several unions will be participating and have …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Paramaribo Road Closures between October 10-24, 2022. The Suriname Police Force (KPS) has reported planned road closures that will have a significant impact on traffic from October 10th to 24th on Flustraat and Kernkampweg in the vicinity of the Academic Hospital, the Radio Therapeutic Center, and the Benjamin pumping station. Traffic congestion in the …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana Virtual Voting Assistance The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) will be hosting Virtual Voting Assistance Hours every week until Nov 4, 2022. Our Voting Assistance Ambassadors will be hosting the Zoom meetings. These Voting Assistance Hours will provide the opportunity for voters to have one-on-one virtual discussions with voters in the …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana  Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana Event: U.S. Social Security – Federal Benefits Services Visit, Monday, September 12, 2022 U.S. Social Security Administration – Regional Federal Benefits Unit Visit to Paramaribo Suriname, September 12, 2022 The U.S. Embassy Paramaribo and the U.S. Consulate General are pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname, and French Guiana

Location: Suriname, French Guiana, countrywide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here to view the WHO’s determination). Actions to Take:​ Travelers should AVOID : Close contact with sick …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Worldwide Caution On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana Event: End of Use of Certain Expired U.S. Passports for the Direct Return of U.S. Citizens to the United States. You will not be permitted to use your expired U.S. passport to return to the United States after June 30, 2022.  If your passport has expired, please contact your nearest U.S. Embassy …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana Event: Limited Availability of Consular Services June 27 through July 29, 2022. Please note that due to staffing changes during the aforementioned period, American Citizen Services (ACS) and Nonimmigrant visa (NIV) application interviews may be delayed or unavailable. We encourage all routine American Citizen Services applications (first time passports or renewals, Consular …

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Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location: French Guiana: The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for French Guiana on June 9, 2022. The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in Suriname. French Guiana – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Exercise normal precautions in French Guiana. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to French Guiana. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has …

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Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location: Suriname, countrywide: The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Suriname on June 9, 2022. The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in Suriname. Suriname – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Exercise normal precautions in Suriname. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Suriname. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Suriname has …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: French Guiana The date and time for the U.S. Embassy’s Consular services in French Guiana has changed. We will now offer routine passport and notarial services on Tuesday April 12, from 8:30 to 11:30, at the same location noted below. The American Citizen Services Section of the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname will provide passport …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: French Guiana The American Citizen Services Section of the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname will provide passport and notarial services to U.S. citizens in Cayenne, French Guiana, by appointment on:   Thursday, April 14, 2022 at MERCURE CAYENNE ROYAL AMAZONIA hotel 45 rue de l’Ara Bleu 97300 Cayenne  from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022. You qualify for this exception …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until March 31, 2022. You …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana Effective December 27, 2021, the passport security surcharge fee will increase by $20. For minor passport applicants who use Form DS-11, the new fee is $135. For adults renewing their passports using Form DS-82, the new fee is $130. For adults who must apply in person using Form DS-11, the …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guyana Due to Surinamese bank restrictions, the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo is unable to accept U.S. dollar banknotes printed prior to 2009. Additionally, we are unable to accept worn, torn, or defaced U.S. dollar bank notes of any year. If you intend to pay with U.S. dollars, please ensure the banknotes …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname, and French Guiana

Location: Suriname, French Guiana, countrywide: Event: On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States. Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guyana Event: Enroll in or update your information in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo is conducting an annual verification of STEP enrollments. Please log in to your STEP account to verify that your profile, phone numbers, email address, travel dates, and location in Suriname are …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname, and French Guiana

Location: Worldwide: Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guyana Due to Surinamese bank restrictions, the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo is unable to accept U.S. dollar banknotes printed prior to 2009. Additionally, we are unable to accept worn, torn, or defaced U.S. dollar bank notes of any year. If you intend to pay with U.S. dollars, please ensure the banknotes …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: French Guiana Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception if all the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has announced that a lockdown will be in place in Suriname from Saturday, May 8 at 5pm until Monday, May 10 at 5am. Prior to the lockdown, nightly curfews continue to be in effect from 8pm to 5am. During the curfew and lockdown periods, all individuals are instructed to remain in …

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COVID-19 Information: French Guiana

Last updated:  05/08/2023 Update on Change to U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for nonimmigrant travel The Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. This means starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has announced that an extended total lockdown will be in place nationwide from Friday, January 29 at 7pm until Monday, February 1 at 5am, and again from Friday, February 5 at 7pm until Monday, February 8 at 5am. During these weekend lockdowns, only specific groups of people with permission …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.      Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has announced a closure of its air, land, and water borders except for exceptional or urgent reasons as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19 beginning December 22, 2020. A curfew is in place nightly from 7pm to 5am. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Gatherings …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has instituted a nightly nationwide curfew between the hours of 10pm to 5am. The curfew will remain in place until November 8, 2020 or until further announcement by the Government of Suriname. Violators of the lockdown or curfew measures may be fined. It is mandatory to wear face masks …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Open for Routine American Citizen Services

As of October 20, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo is resuming all routine services to U.S. citizens, including U.S. passport applications, notarial services, and requests for Consular reports of birth abroad.  To request an appointment, please contact caparamar@state.gov.  Appointment times may be limited. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname Kristalstraat 165, Paramaribo, Suriname +597 556 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has announced a “total lockdown” as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19 from Friday, September 4 at 8pm to Monday, September 7 at 5am. People are instructed to stay home during this time. The weekend “total lockdown” will also be in place from Friday, September 11 at 8pm …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has announced a “total lockdown” as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19 from Friday, August 28 at 8pm to Sunday, August 30 at 5am. People are instructed to stay home during this time. The Government of Suriname has also instituted a daily nationwide curfew between the hours of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has announced a “total lockdown” as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19 from Friday, August 21 at 8pm to Sunday, August 23 at 5am. People are instructed to stay home during this time. The Government of Suriname has also instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 8pm …

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Suriname Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Suriname due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Suriname due to COVID-19. Suriname has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-05:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will remain in place up to and including August 23, 2020. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Public gatherings are limited to five people, with exceptions …

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French Guiana Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to French Guiana due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for French Guiana due to COVID-19. Travelers to French Guiana may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: Surinam Airways (SLM) has announced that it intends to operate a charter flight from Paramaribo to Miami. To have an overview of demand for this route, SLM requests that passengers register via one of the Surinam Airways accredited travel agents or the Surinam Airways Ticketing Office. They may be reached in Suriname at …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 21:00-05:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will remain in place up to and including August 10, 2020. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public, maintain 1.5 meters of social distance, and regularly disinfect …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 22:00-05:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew may remain in place until further announcement by the Surinamese government. People are advised to wear face masks in public. Public gatherings are limited to five people. KLM has …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-05:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew may remain in place until further announcement by the Surinamese government. People are advised to wear face masks in public. Public gatherings are limited to five people. KLM has …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has announced a total lockdown beginning Monday, June 8 which will last for two weeks. Everyone except for designated essential services workers is instructed to stay home during this period. Visits to medical providers, the police, pharmacies, and the morgue are allowed. On Wednesdays and Sundays only people with …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has announced that it is instituting a “total” lockdown that will last from 1800 on Thursday, June 4, until 0600 hours on Friday, June 12. This means that all residents of the country should stay at home except for short trips for essential needs. Grocery stores, small vegetable stands, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 18:00-06:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew may remain in place until further announcement by the Surinamese government. The Government of Suriname has suspended road and air travel into and out of the eastern part of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-05:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew may remain in place until further announcement by the Surinamese government. The Government of Suriname has blocked road and air travel into and out of the eastern part of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: KLM has announced that it will operate a flight from Paramaribo to Amsterdam on June 6, 2020. U.S. citizens are permitted to transit Schiphol airport, remain airside, and continue onward to the United States. However, passengers will not be permitted to exit the transit area, therefore, they should have a confirmed onward flight …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Event: Suriname’s national curfew will be temporarily suspended from midnight on Sunday, May 24 until Tuesday, May 26 at 23:00 hours.  Daily curfew hours of 23:00-5:00 will resume on Tuesday, May 26 and may remain in place until futher announcement by the Surinamese government. Actions to Take: Report symptoms right away if you believe you …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: KLM has announced that it will operate a flight from Paramaribo to Amsterdam on May 18, 2020. U.S. citizens are permitted to transit Schiphol airport, remain airside, and continue onward to the United States. However, passengers will not be permitted to exit the transit area, therefore, they should have a confirmed onward flight …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: KLM has announced that it will operate a flight from Paramaribo to Amsterdam on May 18, 2020. U.S. citizens are permitted to transit Schiphol airport, remain airside, and continue onward to the United States. However, passengers will not be permitted to exit the transit area, therefore, they should have a confirmed onward flight …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: A Surinam Airways flight is scheduled to fly from Paramaribo to Amsterdam on May 9, 2020. This flight may provide an opportunity for repatriation to the United States assuming passengers have proof of an onward ticket to the U.S. If the flight is booked, there may be waitlist opportunities. Passengers on this flight …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-06:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on May 10th. Actions to Take: Report symptoms right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: A Surinam Airways flight is scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on April 21. This flight may provide an opportunity for repatriation to the United States assuming passengers have proof of an onward ticket to the U.S. If the flight is booked, there may be waitlist opportunities. Passengers on this flight transiting to the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: A Surinam Airways flight is scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on April 21. This flight may provide an opportunity for repatriation to the United States assuming passengers have proof of an onward ticket to the U.S. If the flight is booked, there may be waitlist opportunities. Passengers on this flight transiting to the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event: The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-06:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on April 26th. Actions to Take: Report symptoms right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  Please be advised that on Sunday, March 29th, the Government of Suriname instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-06:00 as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on April 12th. Actions to Take: Report symptoms right away if you believe you may …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  Please be advised that on Sunday, March 29th, the Government of Suriname instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-06:00 as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on April 12th. Actions to Take: Report symptoms right away if you believe you may …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  Please be advised that on Sunday, March 29th, the Government of Suriname instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-06:00 as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on April 12th. Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  Please be advised that on Sunday, March 29th, the Government of Suriname instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-06:00 as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on April 12th. Actions to Take: Report symptoms right away if you believe you may …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  Please be advised that on Sunday, March 29th, the Government of Suriname instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-06:00 as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on April 12th. Actions to Take: Report symptoms right away if you believe you may …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  Please be advised that on Sunday, March 29th, the Government of Suriname instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-06:00 as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on April 12th. Actions to Take: Report symptoms right away if you believe you may …

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Health Alert French Guiana – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  French Guiana Event:  The Government of France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in French Guiana. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. Bookings and schedules are available directly from airlines. The U.S. Embassy is aware of limited Air France flights from Cayenne to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  Surinam Airways has announced that it intends to operate a repatriation flight from Paramaribo to Miami for non-residents of Suriname on April 2, 2020. Please contact Surinam Airways directly by dialing 171 (from 08:00-16:00), messaging +597 8941922 (from 08:00-20:00), or writing helpdesk-covid19@flyslm.com to inquire about schedules or booking. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  Surinam Airways has announced that it intends to operate a repatriation flight from Paramaribo to Miami for non-residents of Suriname on April 2, 2020. Please contact Surinam Airways directly by dialing 171 (from 08:00-16:00), messaging +597 8941922 (from 08:00-20:00), or writing helpdesk-covid19@flyslm.com to inquire about schedules or booking. U.S. citizens who are considering returning …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  The Government of Suriname has confirmed several cases of COVID-19 in Suriname. Please be advised that starting Sunday, March 29th, the Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 2000-0600 as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on April …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  The Government of Suriname has confirmed several cases of COVID-19 in Suriname. Please be advised that starting Sunday, March 29th, the Government of Suriname will institute a nationwide curfew between the hours of 2000-0600 as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will last two weeks and expires on April …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  The Government of Suriname has confirmed several cases of COVID-19 in Suriname. Limited commercial repatriation flights departing Suriname are available on  KLM . You may also monitor  Surinam Airways  for up-to-date information about future flight schedules. Please contact the airlines directly to inquire about schedules and booking. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname Event:  The Government of Suriname has confirmed several cases of COVID-19 in Suriname. Eastern Airlines, a private company, has the permission of the Surinamese government to operate a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens wishing to depart Suriname. This single flight with service to Miami, Florida is currently scheduled to depart Paramaribo today, March 25, 2020, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname Location:  Suriname Event:  The Government of Suriname has confirmed several cases of COVID-19 in Suriname. Eastern Airlines, a private company, has the permission of the Surinamese government to operate a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens wishing to depart Suriname. This single flight with service to Miami, Florida is currently …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname (March 15, 2020) Location: Suriname Event: On March 13, the Government of Suriname announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Suriname and the decision to close all ports of entry starting March 14, including airports, border ferry crossings, and land borders. The ban on arrivals to and departures …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location: Suriname Event: The government of Suriname has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Ministry of Public Health for additional information on these new measures. On …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your Vote Counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Hours for American Citizen Services Appointments

Beginning September 14, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo will offer routine appointments for Americans, including passport renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notaries, exclusively on Fridays from 8-11 a.m.  To make an appointment, please visit our website at: https://sr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/ . If you are a U.S. citizen and require an emergency passport or notary, we will …

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Street Closures Near U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname (February 14, 2018) Location:  Streets near the U.S. Embassy Event:  On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the Surinamese National Security Directorate will conduct a training exercise near the U.S. Embassy.  Several streets will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The U.S. Embassy will remain open for emergency …

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