Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname

Event: Paramaribo City Center Curfew and Street Closures

The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) announced, following protests and subsequent property damage near the National Assembly (DNA) building, that, as of Friday, February 17, 2023, from 6:00 PM through the entirety of the weekend or until further notice, the area that lies within the borders of the following streets will be closed. Only emergency traffic will be allowed on:

  • Johan Adolf Pengelstraat
  • Henck Arronstraat
  • Grote Combeweg
  • Van Sommelsdijckstraat
  • L.J. Rietbergplein
  • Swalmbergstraat
  • Nassylaan
  • Derbystraat
  • Burenstraat
  • Zwartenhovenbrugstraat
  • Ladesmastraat and the Saramaccastraat

There are no official travel restrictions at this time.

The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo advises individuals to remain out of the vicinity during these times and to exercise caution at all busy locations, such as major intersections, stores, malls, and gas stations, obey local traffic laws, and follow the direction of local law enforcement.


U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Kristalstraat 165, Paramaribo, Suriname

+597 556 700

+597 710-1112 (after 4 PM weekdays; or on holidays or weekends)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Suriname Country Information

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