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Suriname travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Suriname.
Flight Restrictions

published 19.08.2020

All airports are closed
Airports in Suriname are closed until 18 September 2020.
– This does not apply to medical and repatriation flights.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site or self-isolation at home.
All incoming travellers are subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival (seven days at a government facility plus seven days at home for people travelling from high COVID-19-infected countries like the USA or Brazil). People coming from the countries with a decreasing COVID-19 trend will be home quarantined for 14 days.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due to P. falciparum (40%), P. vivax (58%), and mixed infections (2%) continues to decrease in
recent years. Suriname is in the process of malaria elimination. Malaria occurs throughout the year in the
interior of the country beyond the coastal savannah area, with highest risk mainly along the eastern border
and in gold‐mining areas. Paramaribo city and the other seven coastal districts have been free from malaria
transmission since 1968. P. falciparum resistance to mefloquine has reported. Some decline in quinine
sensitivity has also been reported.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Suriname Government extends curfew, lockdown for another two weeks to curb COVID-19 spike (CNW, 12.08.20).

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    International restrictions:

    All international borders are closed (including the ferry to Guyana). Everyone is urged to stay at home.
    The government of Suriname has blocked road and air travel into and out of the eastern part of the country, including traffic on the East-West Connecting Road at the point of Stolkersijver.
    Suriname’s airspace, ports, and borders remain closed until at least 31 May. All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Provisions have been made for cargo flights between Suriname and the Netherlands.

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    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    The government have announced that a nationwide lockdown will be in place from 18.00hrs to 06.00hrs until further notice. This has been introduced as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19.
    Supermarkets, small vegetable stands, bakeries, butchers, fuel stations will be allowed to remain open between 08.00hrs – 17.00hrs, as will restaurants and pharmacies offering a collection service. Nightclubs and casinos will remain closed.
    Licences for tour buses have been revoked. Private vehicles may only take two occupants. Taxis may carry two passengers. It is forbidden to organise activities of more than 5 people.

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    12.06.2020
  • Suriname

    Inbound restrictions:

    Suriname’s airspace, ports, and borders remain closed until at least 31 May. All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Provisions have been made for cargo flights between Suriname and the Netherlands.

    Outbound restrictions:

    All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Travellers recommended to contact their embassies.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Suriname has announced that it is instituting a “total” lockdown that will last from 1800 on Thursday, June 4, until 0600 hours on Friday, June 12. This means that all residents of the country should stay at home except for short trips for essential needs. Grocery stores, small vegetable stands, bakeries, butchers, pharmacies, and gas stations as well as restaurant carry-out are authorized to operate between 0800 and 1700 each day. The government will restrict the number of people gathered in one location to five and restrict the number of people in a private motor vehicle to two and in a taxi to two passengers. The Government of Suriname reminds everyone to wear a face covering when in public.

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    08.06.2020
  • Suriname

    Inbound restrictions:

    Suriname’s airspace, ports, and borders remain closed until at least 31 May. All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Provisions have been made for cargo flights between Suriname and the Netherlands.

    Outbound restrictions:

    All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Travellers recommended to contact their embassies.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A curfew from 18.00 to 06.00 in the eastern border rivers Lawa, Marowijne and Tapanahony has been extended until 17 May. The rest of the country will be under a partial lockdown from 23.00 to 05.00 until further notice. Essential personnel are exempt from this measure. Anyone found outside their homes unnecessarily during these hours may be detained by the authorities. Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. All educational institutions and non-essential businesses are closed. In the second stage (18-31 May), schools are due to reopen with social distancing measures in place. The curfew will continue throughout this period. The third stage is set to start on 1 June. The authorities have suggested reopening airports, cafes, leisure resorts and other public facilities, as well as resuming sporting activities, during this phase.

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    16.05.2020
  • Suriname

    Inbound restrictions:

    Suriname’s airspace, ports, and borders remain closed until at least 31 May. All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Provisions have been made for cargo flights between Suriname and the Netherlands.

    Outbound restrictions:

    All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Travellers recommended to contact their embassies.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in place until 17 May between 00.00-06.00 (local time). Essential personnel are exempt from this measure. Anyone found outside their homes unnecessarily during these hours may be detained by the authorities. Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. All educational institutions and non-essential businesses are closed.

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    12.05.2020
  • Suriname

    Inbound restrictions:

    Suriname’s airspace, ports, and borders remain closed at least until at least 10 May. All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Provisions have been made for cargo flights between Suriname and the Netherlands.

    Outbound restrictions:

    All scheduled international flights to and from Suriname are suspended, and land and ferry border crossings closed. Travellers recommended to contact their embassies.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in place until 10 May between 20.00-06.00 (local time). Essential personnel are exempt from this measure. Anyone found outside their homes unnecessarily during these hours may be detained by the authorities.Gatherings of more than ten people are banned.
    All educational institutions and non-essential businesses are closed.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/feb64421-b9e6-477b-9a97-18e1807ac1d7]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://sr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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