Suriname (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Suriname’s borders are open for fully vaccinated individuals. Fully vaccinated persons do not require permission to travel to Suriname and are not bound by the quarantine obligation.

Fully vaccinated individuals will need to present the following documents:

-Proof of complete vaccination
-Negative PCR test and;
-Valid travel documents.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Health screening is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Mandatory quarantine for 14 days required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 26.08.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with an attestation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of Suriname obtained before departure by sending an email to [email protected] ;
– passengers older than 17 years with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 test and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose at least 4 weeks and at most 6 months after the positive test; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
2. Flights to Suriname are suspended
– This does not apply to flights arriving from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Cayman Isl., Curacao, Dominica, French Guiana, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Isl., USA, Virgin Isl. (British) or Virgin Isl. (USA).
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
4. Passengers must have a confirmed accommodation booking for at least 7 days at a registered SHATA accommodation.
– This does not apply to passengers older than 17 years with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival.
5. Passengers must have health insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
– This does not apply to:
– residents of Suriname;
– passengers older than 17 years with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival.
6. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 7 days.
– This does not apply to passengers older than 17 years with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
7. Passengers arriving from Brazil must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years.
8. Passengers arriving from Brazil must have an attestation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation of Suriname.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Suriname.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Suriname’s borders are open for fully vaccinated individuals. Fully vaccinated persons do not require permission to travel to Suriname and are not bound by the quarantine obligation.

Fully vaccinated individuals will need to present the following documents:

-Proof of complete vaccination
-Negative PCR test and;
-Valid travel documents.

1. The borders are open for passenger traffic during this period, provided that:
1.1. Fully vaccinated persons do not require permission to travel to Suriname and are not bound by the quarantine obligation (see paragraph 5). The airlines have no restrictions on fully vaccinated people, but they do have a control and enforcement obligation. The following documents are required: – Proof of complete vaccination- Negative PCR and- Valid travel documents.
1.2. Travel of fully vaccinated people from Suriname (outbound); the airlines and target group are bound by the rules of the country to which the travel is made.

2. Persons who are not or not fully vaccinated are obliged to quarantine in accordance with the applicable regulations of the Ministry of Health and permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Business and International Cooperation (see paragraph 6).
2.1. Are the conditions and protocols specific to the country in question from which the person comes directly; and
2.2. Only after the person has received prior approval from the competent Surinamese authorities to travel, whereby the essential character of the journey to be made will be assessed.

3. With due observance of the provisions of paragraph 1, only the following flights are permitted in Surinamese airspace during this period:
3.1. Netherlands, Caribbean, Guyana, French Guiana and the United States of America, Brazil: outbound and inbound flights for cargo and passenger traffic.
3.2. Cuba and the Dominican Republic: only inbound and outbound cargo traffic and outbound passenger traffic.
3.3. Haiti: no passenger traffic is allowed.

4. During this period, goods, and essential passenger traffic by water from Guyana and French Guiana will only be allowed on Wednesdays and Fridays.

5. Travelers who are fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be able to travel from Suriname abroad (outbound) and from abroad to Suriname (inbound) during this period, only if they: See paragraph 1.
5 .1. For inbound and outbound passenger traffic: be demonstrably fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus;
5.2. For inbound passenger traffic: be in possession of a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours before departure of the flight to Suriname; and
5.3. For inbound passenger traffic: the traveler is advised to go into self- or home quarantine seven days after arrival.

6. Travelers who are not or not fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be able to travel to Suriname (inbound) from abroad only for essential purposes or repatriation purposes during this period, only if they:
6.1. Be in possession of a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours before departure of the flight to Suriname; and
6.2. After arrival, go into compulsory hotel quarantine (under guard) for seven days.

7. Travelers who are not or not fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be able to travel abroad (outbound) from Suriname during this period, provided they travel to their country of birth or place of residence or a country of they have the nationality.

8. The Surinamese authorities may exempt essential travel and/or persons from essential professions (expats, diplomats, government officials, doctors and healthcare personnel) from the requirements set out in paragraphs 4, 5 and 6.
 

Lockdown Details

All sports except individual exercise activities such as jogging, cycling, and walking, are prohibited.

Gatherings are limited to no more than five people.

Places of worship are closed.

Vehicles may not be driven on roads except to transport personnel for essential services.

Commercial closures

Consumption of alcohol in public places is banned.

Most nonessential businesses must close for in-person services, including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gambling and entertainment venues, gyms, and sports establishments.

Other businesses can open from Monday to Saturday between 6 AM and 5 PM.

Restaurants may open for pickup and delivery services.

It is mandatory to wear face masks in public for everyone over 12 years of age.
 

Sources

https://sr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co