Suriname has closed its borders owing to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Scheduled international flights to and from the country are suspended and land border and ferry crossings closed. KLM and Suriname Airways operate limited services to the Netherlands and USA. You should check their websites for further information, including the requirements for a COVID-19 PCR test, which may be required prior to boarding.
*Restrictions in response to coronavirus: Restrictions include enhanced medical screening and border closures, which is stopping people travelling into and out of the country and limiting those who wish to leave. Internal Restrictions:
*Moving around in Suriname: On 16 December 2020 the government of Suriname announced the following measures in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus: all granted permissions for public events will be cancelled with immediate effect. This also applies to events under the auspices of the government; restaurants are only open for take-away; funerals are allowed under the condition of 10 persons being present in rotation; at religious gatherings a maximum of 10 persons is allowed; the government will disclose identified risk areas; gatherings are allowed to groups of maximum 10 people; during Saturday and Sunday the lockdown is from 7pm to 5am; from Monday to Friday the lockdown is from 9pm to 5am; the number of flights to the Netherlands will be reduced to 2 per week.
Be mindful that breaches of quarantine may result in serious penalties. Countries that you visit or transit may levy fines or imprisonment against persons who do not comply with COVID protocols. There will be an increase of control and compliance especially at bridges and on roads leading to goldmining fields. All international borders remain closed (including the ferry to Guyana).