COVID-19: Paraguay Travel Updates

Ancient ruins, Jesuit Trinidad, Paraguay

Updated 12th June 2021.


LATEST PARAGUAY COVID-19 NEWS: 

  • From 24th May – 7th June 2021, nationwide restrictions around freedom of movement were introduced between the hours of 11.59pm and 5am. Source.

See here for South America Travel COVID-19 overview. 


Paraguay Travel Restrictions (June 2021)

Can you travel to Paraguay right now? SUMMARY:

Paraguay is currently open to non-resident foreign nationals. To enter, you will need to adhere to the following stipulations as determined by the Paraguayan Ministry of Health. 

Before you enter Paraguay, you will need to:

  • Take a PCR test (antibody tests will not be accepted) no more than 72 hours before entering Paraguay. Children under the age of 10 are not required to take a test. 
  • If you have had COVID-19 in the last 14-90 days, you will need documentation to prove this. This will enable you to skip the negative test requirement. 
  • Purchase international medical insurance. This must cover COVID-19 including costs of PCR testing, hospitalisation, laboratory studies and ICU stays. We recommend SafetyWing.
  • Complete a health declaration available on the Ministry of Health website. This must be completed and presented when you enter the country. 

Quarantine Period: 

There is no quarantine requirement for most travellers to Paraguay if they can provide a negative PCR test result. Those who do not have proof of a test result will be required to self isolate for 14 days. Travellers entering from Brazil will need to self isolate for a week. 

Face Masks:

Face coverings should be worn in public spaces. See our recommendations for face masks for travellers.

Curfews: 

In the places of the highest concern (known locally as red areas) including Asunción, there is a curfew in place from 8pm to 5am. Reduced curfew (from 11.59pm to 5am) is in place in lower-risk areas. These restrictions are due to stay in place until at least 21st June 2021.

Hotels and guesthouses: 

Some hotel and guesthouse options are available. You should check with your accommodation provider to find out what level of restrictions are being applied locally and what facilities are available for travellers. 

COVID-19 Tests Required: 

  • A negative result from a PCR test is required to enter the country, taken no earlier than 72 hours before travel.

Public places: 

There are restrictions on free movement and public spaces in localised areas across the country. These can change quickly and without notice. Social distancing still applies. 

Resources:

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