Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname


Surinam Airways (SLM) has announced that it intends to operate a charter flight on September 2, 2020 from Paramaribo to Miami. Tickets may be purchased from 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 return flight to Paramaribo is for Surinamese nationals and Surinamese citizens with a valid residence permit or PSA card.

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 visit

The Government of Suriname has instituted a daily 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.

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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