In the context of Covid-19 the following conditions apply to enter the Republic of Suriname. Travelers must present as follows:

a) a negative RT-PCR test result. This test should be taken within 48 – 72 hours prior to departure. Children below the age of 12yrs are exempted from testing.

b) a confirmed reservation of a hotel which is registered with SHATA. Quarantine for a period of 10 days, supervised by the NCCR and BOG (official Covid-19 and health authorities of Suriname), is mandatory whereas all costs will be for the traveler to bear. If you wish to be placed in quarantine at home and if your home meets the quarantine conditions, you should send a request 10 business days prior to your departure date to the following email address:

c) a medical insurance that includes costs of a Covid-19 recovery. If you cannot provide such medical insurance, you can be held liable for all medical costs related to any Covid-19 treatment. Therefore, you must sign a letter regarding the above mentioned upon arrival at the Johan Adolf Pengel airport in Suriname.

d) As of October 12 until further notice, entry to the Republic of Suriname will only be permitted to travelers who are repatriating to Suriname, for whom all of the above is applicable. The following persons can apply for this:
• Persons with Surinamese passports;
• Persons with a valid residence permit for Suriname;
• Persons with a valid PSA card;
• Persons of Surinamese origin who wish to travel due to serious illness or demise of a family member (first or second degree). It is mandatory to submit a statement from a medical specialist and a document showing the family relationship with the deceased.
• Persons in the category of essential professions for example diplomats;
• If the above is applicable, a written request can be submitted at least 10 business days before the (tentative) departure date to the following email address:

The Embassy of the Republic of Suriname kindly informs not to be responsible for the arrangement of tickets, itinerary or other travel related issues of non- Surinamese citizens.

In case of nationalities, other than Surinamese, please contact your respective Embassy residing in the Republic of Suriname.

Bijzonder Visum

Met ingang van 1 juni 2020 kunnen personen die geboren zijn in Suriname, maar thans over een andere nationaliteit beschikken en de leeftijd van 65 jaar of ouder hebben bereikt, in aanmerking komen voor een Bijzonder Visum.

De wettelijke partner van genoemde personen mogen ook gebruik maken van deze maatregel.

De voorwaarden om in aanmerking te komen zijn:

1. De leeftijd van 65 jaar hebben bereikt;
2. In Suriname zijn geboren

Algemene Richtlijnen bij visum aanvraag 65 plussers Surinaamse Origine en hun wettelijke partner:

1) Aanvragen kunnen gedaan worden bij alle diplomatieke vertegenwoordigingen van de Republiek Suriname.

2) Aanvragen worden uiterlijk 3 werkdagen vσσr de voorgenomen vertrekdatum ingediend.

3) Voor de aanvraag zijn nodig:
- Kopie paspoort
- Vliegschema
- Kopie huwelijksakte (geldt alleen voor de wettelijke partner)

4) De administratieve kosten voor het Bijzonder Visum zijn gesteld op €20,- of $20,-.


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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