Entry requirements

This page has information on travelling to Paraguay.

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Paraguay set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Paraguay’s entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

Paraguay’s borders are open to all travellers, providing they comply with immigration requirements.

There are no longer any COVID-19 specific entry requirements regardless of your vaccination status.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

If you are visiting Paraguay, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

British Passport holders do not need a visa to enter Paraguay. On presentation of a valid British passport, you will normally be granted a 90-day stay in the country.

You must make sure on arrival that your passport is stamped by an immigration official, dated and signed. Anybody without an entry stamp in their passport will be fined when they leave the country. This is particularly important for anyone entering Paraguay at a land border, typically the crossing between Ciudad del Este and Foz de Iguazu (Brazil). Sometimes long distance bus drivers tell foreign nationals that they can complete immigration formalities in Asunción. This is not true, and visitors will incur a fine if they do not get their passport stamped at the point of entry.

If you wish to extend your stay for another 90-day period, seek advice from the Paraguayan Dirección General de Migraciones website (in Spanish).

If you are travelling to Paraguay to work or study, you should contact the Paraguayan Embassy in London.

Travelling with children

If you’re under 18, travelling across borders in the region without one or both parents, it’s advisable to have written permission to travel from both parents, duly certified by the Paraguayan Embassy in London, or your nearest Paraguayan Embassy. Single parents or other adults travelling alone with children should be aware that immigration officers often request documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. For more information on this, contact the Paraguayan Embassy in London.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

All travellers to and from Bolivia, Brazil, Peru and Venezuela are obliged to present an International Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate to authorise their entry and exit of the country.

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Paraguay. The validity requirements are the same as for full validity British passports. If you plan to travel to Argentina or the US, you will need a visa in your ETD. You must contact the nearest Embassies of those countries in order to apply. Be aware that the British Embassy in Asunción does not produce ETDs. If you require an ETD, this can be done through the British Embassy in Buenos Aires.