COVID-19 Information

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Country-Specific Information:

  • Suriname has confirmed cases of COVID 19 within its borders. Please visit www.covid-19.sr for an updated case count.
  • 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 your hands. Public gatherings are limited to five people.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

On March 13, the Government of Suriname announced the decision to close all ports of entry starting March 14, including airports, border ferry crossings, and land borders.

  • Check with your airline regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • KLM has announced that it will operate several flights per week from Paramaribo to Amsterdam. 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. Passengers should have a confirmed onward flight to the U.S. prior to commencing travel. For further information about these flights or to book tickets, please visit www.klm.com.

Quarantine Information:

  • The Government of Suriname has announced that residents returning to Suriname on future repatriation flights will be placed under 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

Local Resources:

  • For medical assistance while in Suriname, you may consult our list of medical resources in Suriname.
  • Report symptoms right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 by dialing 178 to reach the designated Ministry of Public Health COVID-19 hotline, or by sending a text to 8836643.
  • View U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname’s Most Recent Alerts

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