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Suriname travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates

Published on 26.10.2020
Surinam Airways will resume flights from Guyana to Miami on 31 October

Published on 06.10.2020
Surinam Airways Oct 2020 operations as of 05OCT20

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Open for travel from Suriname
Crossing Rules

Total entry ban
Passengers are not allowed to enter.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. They must send an email at most 5 days before departure to conza@gov.sr with the medical certificate.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

Passengers must have:
– a confirmed accommodation booking for at least 7 days at a registered SHATA accommodation; and
– a health insurance covering any Coronavirus (COVID-19) expenses.
They must send an email at most 5 days before departure to conza@gov.sr with the confirmed booking and the health insurance.

All international flights are suspended
Flights to Suriname are suspended.
– This does not apply to medical and repatriation flights.

Forced isolation
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days.

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Flight Restrictions

published 27.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must send an email at most 72 hours before departure to quarantainehotel@gmail.com with:
– a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a medical certificate with a positive ELISA test result for passengers who have already tested positive. The test must not be older than 6 months.
— This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.

Special requirements for all international flights
Flights to Suriname are suspended.
– This does not apply to flights arriving from the Netherlands.
– This does not apply to medical and repatriation flights.

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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 required for entering the country.

Government announced on 27 September than when international flights will resume, passengers will need to submit a negative COVID-19 test. You should check their websites for further information, including the requirements for a COVID-19 PCR test, which may be required prior to boarding.

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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 Latest News: Suriname government extends curfew, reopens border to international flights from Netherlands (CNW, 28.09.20).

    International Restrictions:
    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).

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    21.01.2021
  • Suriname Latest News: Suriname government extends curfew, reopens border to international flights from Netherlands (CNW, 28.09.20).

    International Restrictions:
    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. Check their websites for further information, including the requirements for a COVID-19 PCR test, which may be required prior to boarding. Passengers must submit a negative COVID-19 test and are required to be quarantined for 10 days after arrival. 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.

    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).

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    06.01.2021
  • Suriname Latest News: Suriname government extends curfew, reopens border to international flights from Netherlands (CNW, 28.09.20).

    International Restrictions:
    On Sunday 27 September the government announced direct passenger traffic from the Netherlands will be allowed soon. Passengers must submit a negative COVID-19 test and are required to be quarantined for 10 days after arrival.
    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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A nationwide curfew is in place from 21.00hrs to 05.00hrs until further notice. This has been introduced as a counter measure to the spread of COVID-19.
    Bars, night clubs, dance halls, discotheques and the like will remain closed and restaurants and other commercial eateries may only open for take-out or delivery, provided they have outdoor terraces.
    Licences for tour buses have been revoked. Private vehicles may only take two occupants. Taxis may carry two passengers. Schools will soon restart.
    In addition, meetings for mourning, funerals and religious gatherings are permitted only if and insofar as no more than fifty people are present at the same time, while outdoor sports activities may take place normally; but contact sports are not allowed.

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    28.09.2020
  • 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
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    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Government Covid Page/
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