Foreign travel advice

Paraguay

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Summary

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Paraguay based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Paraguay

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Paraguay’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Returning to the UK

Paraguay is on the red list for entering England. Check what you must do to enter England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you’re planning travel to Paraguay, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

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Land border crossings with Brazil are open and international commercial flights are operating to certain locations in the Americas and to Europe (Madrid). There are no direct commercial flights to the UK.

The British embassy in Paraguay is open, with in-person appointments limited to essential business. If you have an urgent consular issue – such as a request for an Emergency Travel Document – you will need to pre-book an appointment online. We are not able to respond to British nationals who visit without a pre-booked appointment.

A small number of British tourists visit Paraguay every year. Most visits are trouble-free, but violent crime is increasing. See Crime

Demonstrations take place frequently in the downtown area of Asunción, particularly in the proximity of government buildings and offices, often without warning. You should avoid large gatherings, monitor local media and follow the guidance of local authorities. See Demonstrations

UK health authorities have classified Paraguay as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and check the recommendations for vaccination. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

There are reported cases of dengue fever. The most affected regions are Asunción and the Central department, although there is a risk of dengue fever throughout the country. See Health

Due to an increase in reported cases of yellow fever in Brazil, you should follow the necessary requirements for vaccination if you’re arriving from Brazil, including making sure you’re vaccinated 10 days prior to arrival. See Entry requirements

Terrorist attacks in Paraguay can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

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