Foreign travel advice



There have been a number of recent protests in downtown Asuncion; more are expected in the coming days. The protests are in response to several rural organisations’ issues and are focused around government offices in the downtown area. Disruption to road travel in the surrounding area is likely. You should avoid large gatherings, monitor local media and follow the guidance of the local authorities.

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

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

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

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

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.