Foreign travel advice

Paraguay

Summary

There have been a number of protests in Asuncion in April and more are expected in the coming weeks. The focal point of the protests will be the downtown area where government offices are located. Surrounding roads are likely to be disrupted. You should avoid large gatherings, monitor local media and follow the guidance of local authorities.

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

The British Embassy in Paraguay opened on 2 October 2013. See Consular Assistance

Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 3 months. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

There are regular outbreaks of dengue fever in Paraguay. You should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites. See Health

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.