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Risk Ratings  

    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Paraguay
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Paraguay
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Eastern border, tri-border area

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry rules:
A) Inbound travel for foreign nationals (including Canada, US, and EU/EEA/Schengen nationals): Entry is permitted.
B) Inbound travel for COVID-19 variant areas: Entry is permitted.
C) Border closures: Land borders with Brazil reopened to residents of border cities during established times.
Sanitary checkpoints are in place at the borders. Travellers may have temperature checked and need to fill in a health questionnaire. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is subject to isolation.
(Until further Notice)
Testing requirements:

A) Who needs to test?
Travellers and residents over the age of ten are required to present a negative COVID-1

B) Type of test and number of hours.
The Traveller must have a negative RT-PCR OR NAAT test taken no more than 72 hours prior to entering the country. Antibody tests are not accepted. Those who have had COVID-19 in the last 14-90 days may enter with documented proof and no test is required.

C) Exeptions
Under exceptional circumstances, residents and citizens may enter without testing, on the agreement they will get tested within 24 hours and quarantine in a home or hotel until the negative results are received. If positive results are received, they must remain in home quarantine for ten days.

(Until further Notice)
Travellers must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses. Proof of health insurance is required for all foreigners. An online health card must be completed at the port of entry or in the 24 hours prior to arrival. The form can be found here: http://www.vigisalud.gov.py/webdgvs/views/paginas/vista_viajeros_nor.html
(Until further notice)
Quarantine Requirements:
Those coming from Brazil are required to complete a seven-day quarantine at home, in a hotel, or a hostel. Mandatory quarantine for inbound travellers is no longer required for other travellers.
(Until further notice)
OutboundThere are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticMasks must be worn on public transportation and other public places where people gather, such as the supermarket and pharmacies. They are recommended generally when in public.
(Until further notice)
A nationwide curfew is in effect from 00.01 to 05.00 with exceptions only for those seeking medical attention or buying essential items.
(Ends 21 June 2021)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Paraguay

COVID-19 information for Paraguay

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Crime remains a concern for personnel though rates are low by regional standards. The theft of property is the primary risk for business travellers, though armed robbery, car theft, assault, rape and home invasion have also affected foreign visitors. Petty crime is particularly prevalent in the vicinity of hotels and airports. Short-term abductions, commonly known as ‘express kidnaps', are also increasing in the capital Asunción.

While no significant act of terrorism has occurred in Paraguay in recent years, travellers should note that the authorities believe the tri-border area with Argentina and Brazil to be a centre for drug and arms trafficking, organised crime and a possible haven for Islamist extremists. The tri-border area has a weak security infrastructure and travellers should exercise heightened security measures. In addition, though there is growing concern regarding the activities of the Army of the Paraguayan People (EPP) and the splinter Armed Peasant Association (ACA), the groups possess limited operational capabilities. The EPP continues to largely target landowners for kidnap in the interior and its rhetoric remains focused on the issue of land distribution. Most recently, the group has also targeted security assets and personnel in its areas of operation. Founded in 2008 out of an armed political organisation, the group allegedly has around 100 members or less and operates within the departments of Concepción, Amambay and San Pedro – areas that have been focal points for land activism.

Demonstrations and protests are common in Paraguay. Rural land reform remains a sensitive issue, as approximately 80% of the land is owned by just 1% of the population. Landless groups have staged intermittent land invasions, roadblocks and protests in Asunción, as well as the departments of San Pedro, Alto Parana, Caaguazu and Guaira. Some of these protests have ended in clashes with the police. In June 2012, at least 17 people were killed and around 80 others injured in clashes between the security forces and armed landless agricultural workers in the city of Curuguaty (Canindeyú department). The violence led to the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo, which, in turn, triggered a series of disruptive and unruly rallies, particularly in Asunción.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Paraguay
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverParaguay is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

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