Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Location:  Suriname


The Government of Suriname has announced that an extended total lockdown will be in place nationwide from Friday, January 29 at 7pm until Monday, February 1 at 5am, and again from Friday, February 5 at 7pm until Monday, February 8 at 5am. During these weekend lockdowns, only specific groups of people with permission will be allowed on the streets. All shops will be closed. In addition to the weekend lockdowns, a nightly curfew remains in place from 7pm to 5am. It is mandatory to wear face masks in public. Gatherings are limited to five people. Only one person per family at a time is allowed into supermarkets or stores for shopping.

For information about flights departing Suriname, to verify schedules, or to book tickets, please contact your airline directly or visit Surinam Airways’ website at

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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