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Surinam

Present Situation


Total cases: 37 59

Active cases: 10 053

Recovered: 26 723

Deaths: 814

Vaccination count: 217 907

Current trend: Flattening

Data updated on 2021-09-22

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Health screening is required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
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.

Tests: Health screening is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Mandatory quarantine for 14 days required

Information updated on 2021-09-16.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: Partial
-It is mandatory to wear face masks in public.
-Social gatherings are limited to ten people.
-Outdoor dining / terrace visit is allowed
-Funerals are limited to twenty-five people.
-Public transportation is allowed. Registered taxis may operate for all citizens in accordance with the measures in force.
-Grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, drug stores, and gas stations are open on Monday to Sunday from 6am-8 pm. Banks, money transfer businesses, insurance companies, and currency exchange offices “cambio’s” are open on Monday to Saturday from 6am-2 pm. Only one person per family, who must be at least 18 years old, is allowed into grocery stores or other commercial businesses at a time.
-Recreational resorts, casinos, gambling and entertainment venues and games of chance offices are open according to the protocols that have been agreed with these sectors.
-All government offices are open during this period, in compliance with the applicable prevention protocols and with specific instructions from the relevant ministers.
-Individual sports are permitted.
-Sports, yoga and dance schools, aerobics, zumba, sports and fitness centers or venues are allowed to open their businesses
-Drinking alcohol in public spaces is prohibited.
-Only Primary Education (GLO), open from Wednesday 14 July 2021 and also students of exam classes are allowed to visit the schools under strict adherence to protocols. Remaining education remains closed until further notice.

-Churches are open on the condition that, depending on the size, a maximum of 50 people are in the room at a time. The government remains in conclave with the places of worship.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 10 people banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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