Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname


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 to the U.S. prior to commencing travel. For further information about this flight or to book tickets, please visit or contact a local KLM office.

The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 23:00-05:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will expire on May 17th.

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 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.


U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname
Kristalstraat 165, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 556 700

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Suriname Country Information

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