Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname


The Government of Suriname has instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 20:00-05:00 as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will remain in place up to and including August 23, 2020. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Public gatherings are limited to five people, with exceptions for work, education, religious gatherings, and funerals.

Surinam Airways (SLM) has announced that it intends to operate a charter flight from Paramaribo to Miami. To have an overview of demand for this route, SLM requests that passengers register via one of the Surinam Airways accredited travel agents or the Surinam Airways Ticketing Office. They may be reached in Suriname at +597 432700 or, or in the United States at +1-305-599-1196 or The flight to Miami is for U.S. citizens or passengers with a valid visa. The flight to Paramaribo is for Surinamese nationals, Surinamese citizens with a resident permit or PSA card. The fare and charter date will be provided by SLM.

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

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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