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.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.
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
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, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela you should follow the necessary requirements for vaccination if you’re arriving from those countries, 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
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
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