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Suriname Travel Restrictions

860.7 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
21.71% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 15.35% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter Suriname.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Suriname for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Suriname entry details and exceptions

Suriname's airports are closed, except to direct flights from the Netherlands for medical, essential workers, emergency travel and repatriation flights.

Travelers must have a confirmed accommodation booking of at least 10 days at a registered SHATA hotel. For a list of registered SHATA hotels, see http://www.bogsuriname.com/quarantine/.

Foreign travelers must submit evidence of travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage.


Outgoing travel to SurinameTraveling from Canada to Suriname

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Suriname.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR-RT test result.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Suriname.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 10 days at a registered SHATA hotel. See http://www.bogsuriname.com/quarantine/ for a listing of registered SHATA hotels.

While in quarantine, travelers may be required to take a COVID-19 test. Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 in Suriname, may be placed in mandatory isolation at a government isolation facility at their own expense, and may not be released until cleared by a medical doctor

Permission for home quarantine is given exclusively by the Minister of Public Health or the Director of the Public Health Service. Applications for home quarantine must be accompanied by a written request stating the reasons for choosing home quarantine, and must be accompanied by information of a guarantor who will be jointly liable if the traveler does not comply with home quarantine rules. Applications for home quarantine must be made at least 10 working days prior to departure by writing to quarantainehotel@gmail.com. Permission for home quarantine will not be granted upon arrival in Suriname if it has not been approved in advance

Documents
Quarantine Accommodation Reservation

Travelers must be quarantined for 10 days.

Health Declaration Form

Must be completed before arrival to the country.

Passenger Locator Form

Must be completed before arrival to the country.

Health Insurance

Insurance must include COVID-19 coverage. Applicable for Foreign Travelers only.


Return travelReturning to Canada from Suriname

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Suriname must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Suriname will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Suriname

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Suriname but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 10 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

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