Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname


The Government of Suriname has announced a “total lockdown” as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19 from Friday, August 21 at 8pm to Sunday, August 23 at 5am. People are instructed to stay home during this time. The Government of Suriname has also instituted a nationwide curfew between the hours of 8pm to 5am. The curfew will remain in place until further announcement by the Government of Suriname. Violators of the lockdown or curfew measures may be fined. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Gatherings are limited to five people, with an exception for workplaces.

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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