Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname


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, bakeries, butchers, pharmacies, and gas stations as well as restaurant carry-out are authorized to operate between 0800 and 1700 each day. The government will restrict the number of people gathered in one location to five and restrict the number of people in a private motor vehicle to two and in a taxi to two passengers. The Government of Suriname reminds everyone to wear a face covering when in public. The full text of the announcement can be found at

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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