Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname


The Government of Suriname has announced a closure of its air, land, and water borders except for exceptional or urgent reasons as a countermeasure to the spread of COVID-19 beginning December 22, 2020. A curfew is in place nightly from 7pm to 5am. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Gatherings are limited to ten people.

For information about flights departing Suriname, to verify schedules, or to book tickets, please contact your airline directly or visit or Scheduled flights departing Suriname are expected to continue to operate to Miami and Amsterdam the week of December 21. U.S. citizens are permitted to transit Schiphol airport (Amsterdam), remain airside, and continue 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 to Amsterdam.

The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Suriname and in other locations worldwide. The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 may be found at our COVID Information Page.

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.

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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