Considering the recent COVID-19 developments, it is necessary to convey the updated
provisions of the Republic of Suriname for persons traveling to Suriname starting April
From 13 April 2022 until further notice, only flights from the following countries are
permitted in Surinamese airspace:
– The Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil,
Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States of America, Cuba and the
Dominican Republic: outbound and inbound flights for cargo and passenger
– Haiti: Inbound and outbound passengers are allowed given that they are
residents of Suriname or have explicit written permission from the Government of
the Republic of Suriname to travel to Suriname.
a. Fully vaccinated persons who are traveling by air will be required to present
the following documents:
– Proof of complete vaccination with a WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccine or a COVID-19 recovery certificate not older than six (6) months (you do not need a PCR test if you are fully vaccinated).
– Valid travel documents.
– Yellow fever certificate for persons traveling from or transiting countries with risk
of yellow fever transmission.
b. Guyana and French Guyana
Persons who are fully vaccinated or can present a COVID-l9 recovery certificate not
older than six (6) months and have stayed in Guyana or French Guyana for 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.
c. Persons who are not or not-fully vaccinated against COVID-l9 will be required to present the following documents:
Persons who are not or not-fully vaccinated against COVID-l9 no longer need
permission from the Surinamese authorities to travel to Suriname.
However, the following conditions are applicable:
i. Present before departure a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result not older than
48 hours or a Negative SAR-CoV-2 antigen test result not older than 24 hours,
issued by an accredited medical test entity.
ii. Valid travel documents.
iii. Yellow fever certificate for persons traveling from or transiting countries with
risk of yellow fever transmission.
d. Not or not fully vaccinated persons traveling abroad
Surinamese nationals and residents who need to travel abroad must take into account
the entry measures of those countries to which they travel to as well as the entry
measures for re-entering Suriname.
– A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the last COVID-l9 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 (Vaxzewia), 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 (6) days after leaving
or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. The yellow fever
certificate must be issued 10 days before arrival.