As Suriname steps up its efforts to fight coronavirus, the Guyanese authorities have been informed that all travelers to Suriname will now have to be quarantined in a government approved facility for 7 days upon their arrival in the neighbouring country.
The arriving passengers will have to stand the cost of their 7-day quarantine.
In addition to being quarantined for seven days upon arrival, the travelers must also have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before traveling to Suriname. The test result must be 72-hours old.
Suriname has recorded more than 9000 COVID-19 cases in the past year with more than 175 deaths.
The ferry crossing between Guyana and Suriname was closed for several months, but was recently reopened with the PCR test requirement in place.
The new quarantine requirement takes effect from Monday.