For the latest news about the COVID-19 measures and the current situation in Suriname, we refer you to the following websites:
Bureau Openbare Gezondheidszorg (BOG) SURINAME en Actueel - Covid Suriname
COVID-19 measures from October 15 - November 15, 2021 - Travel to Suriname
Fully vaccinated persons do not need permission to travel to Suriname.
All other conditions are in effect, i.e.:
*Note: As of October 1, 2021, you do not need a visa for Suriname if you were born in Suriname. This does not apply to other nationalities/categories of persons.
PERSONS NOT OR NOT FULLY VACCINATED for the time being require in-travel permission from the Consular Affairs Department (Conza) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation (BIBIS), in Paramaribo to be able to travel to Suriname. Mandatory hotel quarantine with surveillance for seven (7) days applies to this category of travelers.
What will you have to arrange?
After you have received the approval letter from the Consular Affairs Department (Conza) in Paramaribo, you must arrange the following:
Rules and Procedures
To find out how, where and when you need to make arrangements, it is extremely important that you consult the rules and procedures, click on Protocol for Travelers
On the day of departure
Persons who have received the permission letter in order to travel to Suriname are asked to bring all printed documents with them to Schiphol to avoid any inconvenience.
Transport from the international airport in Suriname
Transport from the airport to the hotel accommodation will also be controlled. In case of quarantine in a SHATA accommodation, this will be provided by the SHATA accommodation. Persons who have been fully vaccinated are allowed to go to their residence address on their own from the airport. If necessary the will registered taxi companies be ready.
Previous COVID-19 instruction
Developments from the first "lockdown" on March 14, 2020
(extension of relaxation of the COViD-19 Measures and rules) from 9 to 31 August; (extension of relaxation) from 24 July to 06 August 2021; (extension of relaxation) From July 19 to July 24, 2021, fully vaccinated persons do not need permission to travel to Suriname. The status of "being fully vaccinated" is obtained two (2) weeks after the last COVID-19 vaccination. Minor children traveling with the fully vaccinated adult(s) do not require an entry permit; From 2 - 19 July 2021, fully vaccinated persons do not need permission to travel to Suriname. The status of "being fully vaccinated" is obtained two (2) weeks after the last COVID-19