Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname


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 the country, including traffic on the East-West Connecting Road at the point of Stolkertsijver. People are advised to wear face masks in public. Public gatherings are limited to five people.

KLM has announced that it will operate flights from Paramaribo to Amsterdam on June 6, 13, 20, and 27. 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

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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