Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname
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 in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
This is a commercially-operated direct charter flight for which passengers must book and be ticketed directly with the airline. Complete information including up-to-date flight schedule, cost and ticketing information may be found on Eastern Airlines’ website at https://goeasternair.com
U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.
Actions to Take:
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.
Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
Check with your airline regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Suriname.