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Surinam

Present Situation


Total cases: 80 24

Active cases: 29 435

Recovered: 49 466

Deaths: 1 339

Vaccination count: 267 593

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-05-18

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test results 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: Allowed
Suriname’s borders are open for visitors.

The following documents are required for persons traveling by air:

-Proof of complete vaccination with a WHO EUL Covid-19 vaccine, or a Covid-19 recovery certificate not older than six months.

-Valid travel documents.

-Medical insurance/ Covid-19 insurance (with at least 30-day coverage)

-Yellow fever certificate for persons traveling from or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Persons who are fully vaccinated or can present a Covid-19 recovery certificate not older than six months and have stayed in Guyana or French Guiana at least 14 days and are traveling to Suriname by land do not need to submit a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR or a negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen test result.

For persons who are not or not-fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the following conditions will apply:

-Presentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result not older than 48 hours or a negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen test result not older than 24 hours, issued by an accredited medical test entity, before departure.

-Valid travel documents.

-Yellow fever certificate for persons traveling from or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Important Information:

-A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the last Covid-19 vaccination shot (for Johnson & Johnson/Jansen, only 1 shot is required).

-Fully vaccinated also includes persons who after being tested positive for Covid-19, from 14 days to 6 months ago with a Covid-19 recovery certificate showing the relevant test results (SARS-CoV-2 RT- PCR and CT value).

-The vaccines accepted are:AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), AZD1222 (SK Bioscience Co Ltd.), Covishield, Covaxine, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

-The following vaccines are also accepted: Soberana 1, 2, plus or Abdala or Spoetnik V under the condition that travelers also present a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result not older than 48 hours issued by an accredited medical test entity before departure and a SARS-CoV-2 antigen test must be taken 3 days after arrival in Suriname. The test condition is regardless of the Incidence Rate of the departing country.

-Children under the age of 18 years are exempted from the vaccination requirement.

-Children under the age of 12 years are exempted from the requirement to present a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR or a negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen test result.

-Vaccination against yellow fever is required if arriving within six days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. The yellow fever certificate must be issued 10 days before arrival.

Tests: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Quarantine required for all countries.

Information updated on 2022-05-06.

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: Delivery/Takeout only

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Closed









     

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