Pope Francis is due to visit Paraguay from 10-12 July. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to come to Paraguay, and you may find accommodation and some basic supplies difficult to obtain. See Safety and security – Papal visit .

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

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.