Foreign travel advice

Paraguay

Summary

Violent protests occurred in the centre of Asuncion from 31 March to 1 April 2017, resulting in injuries and loss of life, resulting in injuries and loss of life. There are likely to be further protests in Asuncion and other towns and cities in the coming days; you should remain alert and avoid all protests and demonstrations.

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

There is a general threat from terrorism. 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.