Persons who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from high-risk countries IR > 1

The following documents are required:
- Proof of complete vaccination with a WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccine or a COVID-19 recovery certificate not older than six (6) months.
- Negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result not older than 48 hours, issued by an accredited medical test entity, before departure.
- Valid travel documents.
- Medical insurance/COVID-19 insurance (with at least 30-day coverage)
- Yellow fever certificate for persons travelling from or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

After arrival in Suriname passengers will have to observe the following:

A SARS-CoV-2 antigen test must be taken 3 days after arrival in Suriname at one of the following test locations:

- The Bureau of Public Health Suriname (BOG)
- MeDiLab
- Mylab
- The Academic Hospital (AZ)
- Health Control

Exception will be made for persons who are not or not-fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel to Suriname.

The following categories of persons can apply apply for an entry permit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation;
1. Surinamese Residents (Repatriants)
2. Diplomats
3. Persons who in connection with the death of a relative or visit of a seriously ill relative (only first-degree relatives)

The applicable conditions are:

- Immediately after arrival in Suriname a 7-day compulsory home quarantine must be observed.
- Presentation of a Negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result not older than 48 hours before departure.
- A SARS-CoV-2 antigen test must be taken 3 days after arrival in Suriname
- Valid travel documents.
- For the repatriants a proof of permanent residency in Suriname must be provided when applying for an entry permit.

- For category iii:

• Medical insurance/COVID-19 insurance (with at least 30 days coverage).
• Yellow fever certificate for persons traveling from or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Note: the 7-day compulsory home quarantine will be waived for category ii and iii


Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in India. Suriname, the name derived from an indigenous tribe, is the land of many backgrounds and various ethnic flavours, situated in the heart of the Tropical Rainforest.

Being a nation and a young independent state, the bilateral ties with India, go beyond 1975, the year Suriname gained its independence.

Commemorating the Indian indentured laborers who were taken to Suriname to work on the plantations, where earlier the slaves from Africa had worked, the British Indians vested the bond between today's Suriname and India and their descendants have become a part of Suriname's multi ethnic society, where the Amer Indians as the original inhabitants, the descendants of the African slaves and the Javanese indentured laborers, the Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and Lebanese migrants, peacefully live together. [Thriving on abundance of natural resources like timber and minerals, the economy of my country is growing day by day].

Tourism in Suriname


About 80% of the land area of Suriname consists of tropical rainforest. The jungle of Suriname is among the most pristine in the world. You'll find more than 300 different species of trees and many animals and plants.


Business Environment


Suriname's economy offers many attractions for foreign investors. The Government has been active in promoting investment opportunities as a crucial component of a broad strategy of sustainable economic development. In addition to the traditional mining sectors...

  • The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul

  • Arya Samaj Temple

  • The Prof. Blommestein Lake

  • The Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge

  • Display of flags on the Independence Square

  • Aerial view of Paramaribo

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