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

Location: Paramaribo, Suriname

Event: Paramaribo Street Closures

The Surinamese Police Force (KPS) announced several road closures in the city in conjunction with Phagwa celebrations, a performance by popular Dutch artist, Frenna, and the Vice President of Suriname’s birthday.  Areas are expected to be both highly trafficked and populated.  There will be a heavy police and private security presence in the downtown area.

The affected areas are:

Independence Square Phagwa Celebration/Frenna Show – Road closures starting March 7th from 4:00 AM to Wednesday March 8th at 1:00 AM:

  • Kleine Dwars/ Sommelsdijckstraat
  • Kleine Combeweg/Roseveltkade
  • Arronstraat/ Grote Combeweg
  • Watermolen/ Lim A Po Straat
  • Henk Arron/Mgr. Wulfingstraat

Lustig Phagwa Celebration – Road closures starting March 7th from 6:00 PM to March 8th 2:00 PM:

  • Roseveltkade/ Kleine Combe
  • Helstone/H.J. De Vriesstraat
  • Cornelis Jongbow/Hertogstraat

Vice President’ birthday party and election campaign kick-off at Andre Kamperveen stadium – Road closures starting March 7th from 10:00 AM to March 8th at 6:00 PM:

  • Arronstraat/Derbystraat
  • Schietbaanweg/ Collilaan/Letitia Vriesdelaan

The U.S. Embassy recommends personnel avoid protest areas, consider alternate routes, follow all traffic rules and regulations, 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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