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Paraguay travel restrictions

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Published on 28.04.2022, :

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Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP tests, Nucleic-acid Amplification tests (NAAT) and RT-PCR.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. Tests accepted are LAMP, Nucleic-acid Amplification (NAAT) and RT-PCR.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

Passengers must have an international medical insurance with coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment costs.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 18 years who are children of nationals of Paraguay.

Passengers must complete a “Traveler’s Health Information” at most 24 hours before departure at http://vigisalud.gov.py/webdgvs/page/#vista_viajeros.html . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

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Flight Restrictions
Published on 01.12.2021

1. Passengers who in the past 2 weeks have been in Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter. -
This does not apply to nationals and residents of Paraguay.

2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before boarding; or - a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before
boarding. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before
arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, NAAT and RT-PCR; - passengers who in the past 2 weeks have been in Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia,
South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

3. Passengers who in the past 2 weeks have been in Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID-19
LAMP, NAAT or RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before boarding.

4. Passengers must complete a "Traveler's Health Information" form at most 24 hours before arrival at https://tinyurl.com/2er8ee42 . This will generate a QR code which must be
presented upon arrival.

5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days.

published 27.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have an international medical insurance with coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment costs.

Passengers must complete a “Traveler’s Health Information” at most 24 hours before departure at vigisalud.gov.py. This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.

Quarantine

For further information on entry requirements, you can visit Paraguay’s Health Ministry website (in Spanish)

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

All travellers aged 12 years and older who are not fully vaccinated are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel.
*Children and young people: Children aged 11 years and under are exempt from the requirement to present proof of vaccination or a pre-departure test.
*Exceptions: Land transit in border regions, including for commercial reasons, is allowed for a visit of up to 72 hours and up to 30 km without any of the aforementioned requirements for those who can show proof of residency in a border city.
Travellers aged 12 years and over who have been infected with COVID-19 between 10 and 90 days before entering Paraguay are also exempt from the requirement to present proof of vaccination or a pre-departure test. Travellers should prove this situation by showing their positive COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) or a proof of a positive antigen test.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-13
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 8677904
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 1998
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 120.2
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 277

Fully vaccinated travellers aged 12 years and older can enter Paraguay by proving their full vaccination status, which must be two doses plus a booster dose (or in the case of a single dose scheme, one dose plus a booster dose). Travellers aged 11 years and under are exempt from presenting proof of vaccination (see ‘Children and young people’). The vaccination certificate must contain the following information:
• Traveller’s name
• Date of birth
• Document or passport number
• Identification of the vaccine manufacturer
• Batch number of applied doses
• Dose application date
Vaccination certificates must be in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. Certificates in other languages, including coded languages, will not be accepted. Only travellers who have completed 2 weeks since their final dose are considered fully vaccinated.

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    International Restrictions:
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated travellers aged 12 years and older can enter Paraguay by proving their full vaccination status, which must be two doses plus a booster dose (or in the case of a single dose scheme, one dose plus a booster dose). Travellers aged 11 years and under are exempt from presenting proof of vaccination (see ‘Children and young people’). The vaccination certificate must contain the following information:
    • Traveller’s name
    • Date of birth
    • Document or passport number
    • Identification of the vaccine manufacturer
    • Batch number of applied doses
    • Dose application date
    Vaccination certificates must be in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. Certificates in other languages, including coded languages, will not be accepted. Only travellers who have completed 2 weeks since their final dose are considered fully vaccinated. Entry to Paraguay upon arrival may be refused for not adhering to these requirements. For further information on entry requirements, you can visit Paraguay’s Health Ministry website (in Spanish).
    *Proof of vaccination status: You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Paraguay. Paraguay will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Your second dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: All travellers aged 12 years and older who are not fully vaccinated are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 11 years and under are exempt from the requirement to present proof of vaccination or a pre-departure test.
    *Exceptions: Land transit in border regions, including for commercial reasons, is allowed for a visit of up to 72 hours and up to 30 km without any of the aforementioned requirements for those who can show proof of residency in a border city.
    Travellers aged 12 years and over who have been infected with COVID-19 between 10 and 90 days before entering Paraguay are also exempt from the requirement to present proof of vaccination or a pre-departure test. Travellers should prove this situation by showing their positive COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) or a proof of a positive antigen test.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: As of 19 April 2022, the Paraguayan government has lifted its COVID-19 related restrictions. Nevertheless, facemask use is recommended in open and closed (indoor) spaces, where ventilation is poor or where there are large gatherings of people. Regular handwashing is also advised.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    28.04.2022
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    International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Paraguay on a limited number of routes. Check with your travel company for the latest information.
    *Fully vaccinated travellers can enter Paraguay. Travellers aged 18 years and older must be able to prove their full vaccination status by presenting evidence of a full vaccination scheme. Travellers aged 17 years and under are exempt from presenting proof of vaccination (see ‘Children and young people’). The vaccination certificate must contain the following information:
    • Traveller’s name
    • Date of birth
    • Document or passport number
    • Identification of the vaccine manufacturer
    • Batch number of applied doses
    • Dose application date
    Vaccination certificates must be in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. Certificates in other languages, including coded languages, will not be accepted.
    Only travellers who have completed 2 weeks since their final dose are considered fully vaccinated. Paraguay recognises as final the second dose in a two-dose vaccination scheme, or a single dose in a single-dose vaccination scheme.
    Before travelling to Paraguay, all travellers aged 12 years and older – regardless of vaccination status – are required to complete an online Traveller’s Health Declaration Form, up to 24 hours prior to entering the country. After completion, a QR code will be generated, which should be saved and presented upon request, for example to the airline at check-in and to the Paraguayan authorities upon arrival.
    All travellers aged 12 years and older – regardless of vaccination status – are also required to show a negative COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel, or a negative antigen test taken up to 24 hours before travel.
    All travellers must present evidence of international health insurance, that includes COVID-19 coverage and undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test – if still in Paraguay at that date. If the test comes back positive, the traveller will have to isolate for 7 days.
    Children aged 11 years and younger are exempt from presenting the traveller’s health declaration form, proof of vaccination and the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    Travellers aged 12 years and older who have tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 and 90 days prior to entering the country are exempt from the requirement to provide a pre-departure test, however they must prove this situation with documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens.
    All travellers – regardless of vaccination status – are required to wear a facemask covering mouth, nose and chin.
    Entry to Paraguay upon arrival may be refused for not adhering to these requirements.
    For further information on entry requirements, you can visit Paraguay’s Health Ministry website (in Spanish).
    *Proof of vaccination status: You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Paraguay.
    Paraguay will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your second dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Travellers who do not have a full vaccination scheme may be refused entry and deported unless they fall into specific categories listed below, which are subject to special provisions.
    1. Foreign nationals with residency in Paraguay who are not vaccinated or have an incomplete vaccination scheme
    Upon entering Paraguayan territory, you must observe preventive isolation for ten days at your home, hotel or place of residence. On the fifth day of isolation, a RT-PCR test should be performed; if the result is negative, you will be able to return to your activities immediately, and if the result is positive, you must isolate for five more days and send your laboratory result to the following email address: viajerosbase@gmail.com
    2. Humanitarian reasons for unvaccinated non-resident foreigners
    Unvaccinated non-resident foreigners must send an email to: viajerosbase@gmail.com, 48 hours before their travel, clarifying the reason for which they are requesting their entry, also presenting documentation that proves said situation, and await a response before travel. (See Annex 1. Authorisation model). The local government considers humanitarian reasons as follows:
    • The non-resident foreigner must go to the aid of a person or persons who are in an imminent situation of vulnerability.
    • The foreigner is a victim of natural catastrophe or violence, whose life or integrity is in danger, or who enters to carry out relief or rescue actions in emergency situations in the country, or care for a family member due to serious health conditions.
    • People who travel for compelling family reasons duly accredited, or documented reasons of force majeure or necessity. The different cases will be accredited with medical certificates, birth certificates, death certificates, resolutions of public authorities, etc.
    3. Foreign investors, entrepreneurs and specialised technicians who need to enter the country for a maximum stay of up to 7 days
    They must send an email to the following email address: viajerosbase@gmail.com, 72 hours prior to their trip, clarifying the reason for which they are requesting their entry, also presenting documentation – listed below – that proves said situation, and await a response before travel. (See Annex 2. Authorisation model).
    Documents to be sent via email:
    1. Photocopy of identity card/passport.
    2. Reason for travel.
    3. Length of stay in the country (date of return to the country of origin).
    4. Hotel reservation.
    5. Address of residence during the stay in the country.
    6. Telephone number of a responsible contact in the country.
    7. Name of the beneficiary company or institution in the case of specialised assistance.
    8. Tentative schedule of activities and places where the activities that originated the trip will take place.
    In all the aforementioned cases, when obtaining authorisation to enter the country by email, they must present it in printed form at the time of arrival to Paraguay.
    Travellers should be aware that viajerosbase@gmail.com intends to respond within 48 hours but delays may occur.
    All travellers who are permitted to enter Paraguay but do not have proof of vaccination must enter preventative isolation for ten days upon their arrival, at a hotel or residence of their choosing.
    They must also take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day of isolation. Should the test result be negative, they end isolation. Should the test result be positive, they must isolate for five more days and send their test results to viajerosbase@gmail.com.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 17 years and under are exempt from presenting proof of vaccination but not from presenting the traveller’s health declaration form, pre-departure test and the 5th day after the pre-travel test. Children aged 11 years and younger are exempt from presenting the traveller’s health declaration form, pre-departure test, proof of vaccination and the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    *Exceptions: Paraguayan nationals and foreign nationals resident in neighbouring countries, a MERCOSUR party state or associate country are exempt of the requirement to show evidence of international health insurance with COVID-19 coverage.
    Travellers coming from neighbouring countries, MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay as the origin of travel are exempt from the requirement to present a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test before travel.
    Travellers coming from neighbouring countries, MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay as the origin of travel are also exempt from taking a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test, unless they present symptoms. If they present symptoms during their stay, the traveller must get an RT-PCR test, submit the result to viajerosbase@gmail.com, and isolate for ten days.
    Land transit in border regions for commercial reasons is allowed for up to 72 hours and up to 30 km without any of the aforementioned requirements for those who can show proof of residency in a border city.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: As of 23 February 2022, the Paraguayan government has lifted its COVID-19 related restrictions. Nevertheless, facemask use is mandatory in open and closed (indoor) spaces where physical distance cannot be maintained (supermarkets, pharmacies, busy streets, etc).  All travellers must wear a mask to board public transport and enter indoor premises.

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    23.02.2022
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    International Restrictions:
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated travellers can enter Paraguay. Travellers aged 18 years and older must be able to prove their full vaccination status by presenting evidence of a full vaccination scheme. Travellers aged 17 years and under are exempt from presenting proof of vaccination.
    The vaccination certificate must contain the following information:
    • Traveller’s name
    • Date of birth
    • Document or passport number
    • Identification of the vaccine manufacturer
    • Batch number of applied doses
    • Dose application date
    Vaccination certificates must be in English, French, Portuguese or Spanish. Certificates in other languages, including coded languages, will not be accepted. Only travellers who have completed 2 weeks since their final dose are considered fully vaccinated. Paraguay recognises as final the second dose in a two-dose vaccination scheme, or a single dose in a single-dose vaccination scheme.
    Before travelling to Paraguay, all travellers aged 12 years and older – regardless of vaccination status – are required to complete an online Traveller’s Health Declaration Form, up to 24 hours prior to entering the country. After completion, a QR code will be generated, which should be saved and presented upon request, for example to the airline at check-in and to the Paraguayan authorities upon arrival.
    All travellers aged 12 years and older – regardless of vaccination status – are also required to show a negative COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel, or a negative antigen test taken up to 24 hours before travel.
    All travellers must present evidence of international health insurance, that includes COVID-19 coverage and undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test – if still in Paraguay at that date. If the test comes back positive, the traveller will have to isolate for 7 days.
    Children aged 11 years and younger are exempt from presenting the traveller’s health declaration form, proof of vaccination and the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    Travellers aged 12 years and older who have tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 and 90 days prior to entering the country are exempt from the requirement to provide a pre-departure test, however they must prove this situation with documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens. All travellers – regardless of vaccination status – are required to wear a facemask covering mouth, nose and chin.
    Entry to Paraguay upon arrival may be refused for not adhering to these requirements. For further information on entry requirements, you can visit Paraguay’s Health Ministry website (in Spanish).
    *Proof of vaccination status: You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Paraguay.
    Paraguay will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your second dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Travellers who do not have a full vaccination scheme may be refused entry and deported unless they fall into specific categories listed below, which are subject to special provisions.
    1. Foreign nationals with residency in Paraguay who are not vaccinated or have an incomplete vaccination scheme
    Upon entering Paraguayan territory, you must observe preventive isolation for ten days at your home, hotel or place of residence. On the fifth day of isolation, a RT-PCR test should be performed; if the result is negative, you will be able to return to your activities immediately, and if the result is positive, you must isolate for five more days and send your laboratory result to the following email address: viajerosbase@gmail.com
    2. Humanitarian reasons for unvaccinated non-resident foreigners: Unvaccinated non-resident foreigners must send an email to: viajerosbase@gmail.com, 48 hours before their travel, clarifying the reason for which they are requesting their entry, also presenting documentation that proves said situation, and await a response before travel. (See Annex 1. Authorisation model).
    The local government considers humanitarian reasons as follows:
    • The non-resident foreigner must go to the aid of a person or persons who are in an imminent situation of vulnerability.
    • The foreigner is a victim of natural catastrophe or violence, whose life or integrity is in danger, or who enters to carry out relief or rescue actions in emergency situations in the country, or care for a family member due to serious health conditions.
    • People who travel for compelling family reasons duly accredited, or documented reasons of force majeure or necessity. The different cases will be accredited with medical certificates, birth certificates, death certificates, resolutions of public authorities, etc.
    3. Foreign investors, entrepreneurs and specialised technicians who need to enter the country for a maximum stay of up to 7 days.
    They must send an email to the following email address: viajerosbase@gmail.com, 72 hours prior to their trip, clarifying the reason for which they are requesting their entry, also presenting documentation – listed below – that proves said situation, and await a response before travel. (See Annex 2. Authorisation model).
    Documents to be sent via email:
    1. Photocopy of identity card/passport.
    2. Reason for travel.
    3. Length of stay in the country (date of return to the country of origin).
    4. Hotel reservation.
    5. Address of residence during the stay in the country.
    6. Telephone number of a responsible contact in the country.
    7. Name of the beneficiary company or institution in the case of specialised assistance.
    8. Tentative schedule of activities and places where the activities that originated the trip will take place.
    In all the aforementioned cases, when obtaining authorisation to enter the country by email, they must present it in printed form at the time of arrival to Paraguay.
    Travellers should be aware that viajerosbase@gmail.com intends to respond within 48 hours but delays may occur. All travellers who are permitted to enter Paraguay but do not have proof of vaccination must enter preventative isolation for ten days upon their arrival, at a hotel or residence of their choosing.
    They must also take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day of isolation. Should the test result be negative, they end isolation. Should the test result be positive, they must isolate for five more days and send their test results to viajerosbase@gmail.com.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 17 years and under are exempt from presenting proof of vaccination but not from presenting the traveller’s health declaration form, pre-departure test and the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    Children aged 11 years and younger are exempt from presenting the traveller’s health declaration form, pre-departure test, proof of vaccination and the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    *Exceptions: Paraguayan nationals and foreign nationals resident in neighbouring countries, a MERCOSUR party state or associate country are exempt of the requirement to show evidence of international health insurance with COVID-19 coverage.
    Travellers coming from neighbouring countries, MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay as the origin of travel are exempt from the requirement to present a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test before travel.
    Travellers coming from neighbouring countries, MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay as the origin of travel are also exempt from taking a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test, unless they present symptoms. If they present symptoms during their stay, the traveller must get an RT-PCR test, submit the result to viajerosbase@gmail.com, and isolate for ten days.
    Land transit in border regions for commercial reasons is allowed for up to 72 hours and up to 30 km without any of the aforementioned requirements for those who can show proof of residency in a border city.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have reduced the nationwide restriction on free movement between 2am and 5am. Between these hours, there are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers.
    Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Commercial activities:
    • businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
    • restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
    • essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis
    *Academic activities: in-classroom lessons can take place, subject to compliance with the Ministry of Education’ operational guide and observing the maximum number of individuals of the bubble groups according to the physical space available, having to guarantee in all in person classes the physical distance of 1.5m
    *Social activities: Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 200 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 350 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing all sanitary measures. Bars and dancefloors are allowed only in outdoor spaces. Outdoor and closed spaces cannot be combined
    • social events in private homes can take place with up to 15 people
    *Physical activities: physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4m social distancing
    • children can take part in recreational and physical activities in outdoor spaces
    *Cultural and religious activities: cultural activities and religious services can take place with the presence of up 50% of the venue’s capacity, observing a 1.5m social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    07.02.2022
  • Paraguay Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: Fully vaccinated travellers can enter Paraguay. Travellers aged 18 years and older must be able to prove their full vaccination status by presenting evidence of a full vaccination scheme. Travellers aged 17 years and under are exempt from presenting proof of vaccination.
    Only travellers who have completed 2 weeks since their final dose are considered fully vaccinated. Paraguay recognises as final the second dose in a two-dose vaccination scheme, or a single dose in a single-dose vaccination scheme.
    Before travelling to Paraguay, all travellers aged 12 years and older – regardless of vaccination status – are required to complete an online Traveller’s Health Declaration Form, up to 24 hours prior to entering the country. After completion, a QR code will be generated, which should be saved and presented upon request, for example to the airline at check-in and to the Paraguayan authorities upon arrival.
    All travellers aged 12 years and older – regardless of vaccination status – are also required to show a negative COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel, or a negative antigen test taken up to 24 hours before travel.
    All travellers must present evidence of international health insurance, that includes COVID-19 coverage and undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test – if still in Paraguay at that date. If the test comes back positive, the traveller will have to isolate for 7 days.
    Children aged 11 years and younger are exempt from presenting the traveller’s health declaration form, proof of vaccination and the 5th day after the pre-travel test. Travellers aged 12 years and older who have tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 and 90 days prior to entering the country are exempt from the requirement to provide a pre-departure test, however they must prove this situation with documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens. All travellers – regardless of vaccination status – are required to wear a facemask covering mouth, nose and chin.
    Entry to Paraguay upon arrival may be refused for not adhering to these requirements.
    For further information on entry requirements, you can visit Paraguay’s Health Ministry website (in Spanish).
    *Proof of vaccination status: You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Paraguay.
    Paraguay will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your second dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: Travellers who do not have a full vaccination scheme may be refused entry and deported unless they fall into specific categories listed below, which are subject to special provisions.
    Travellers who do not have proof of vaccination due to a health condition must document this with a medical report. This should be shared with the Paraguayan authorities via email to viajerosbase@gmail.com and wait for a response before travel.
    Travellers who do not have proof of vaccination due to humanitarian reasons must send an email to viajerosbase@gmail.com and await a response before travel. In the email, the traveller must state their reasons to request entry and wait for a response before their travel.
    Travellers should be aware that viajerosbase@gmail.com intends to respond within 48 hours but delays may occur.
    All travellers who are permitted to enter Paraguay but do not have proof of vaccination must enter preventative isolation for ten days upon their arrival, at a hotel or residence of their choosing.
    They must also take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day of isolation. Should the test result be negative, they end isolation. Should the test result be positive, they must isolate for five more days and send their test results to viajerosbase@gmail.com.
    *Children and young people: Children aged 17 years and under are exempt from presenting proof of vaccination but not from presenting the traveller’s health declaration form, pre-departure test and the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    Children aged 11 years and younger are exempt from presenting the traveller’s health declaration form, pre-departure test, proof of vaccination and the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    *Exceptions: Paraguayan nationals and foreign nationals resident in a MERCOSUR party state or associate country are exempt of the requirement to show evidence of international health insurance with COVID-19 coverage.
    Travellers coming from MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay as the origin of travel are exempt from the requirement to present a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test before travel.
    Travellers coming from MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay as the origin of travel are also exempt from taking a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test, unless they present symptoms. If they present symptoms during their stay, the traveller must get an RT-PCR test, submit the result to viajerosbase@gmail.com, and isolate for ten days.
    Land transit in border regions for commercial reasons is allowed for up to 72 hours and up to 30 km without any of the aforementioned requirements for those who can show proof of residency in a border city.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have reduced the nationwide restriction on free movement between 2am and 5am. Between these hours, there are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers.
    Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Commercial activities:
    • businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
    • restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
    • essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis
    *Academic activities: in-classroom lessons can take place, subject to compliance with the Ministry of Education’ operational guide and observing the maximum number of individuals of the bubble groups according to the physical space available, having to guarantee in all in person classes the physical distance of 1.5m
    *Social activities: Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 200 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 350 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing all sanitary measures. Bars and dancefloors are allowed only in outdoor spaces. Outdoor and closed spaces cannot be combined
    • social events in private homes can take place with up to 15 people
    *Physical activities: physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4m social distancing
    • children can take part in recreational and physical activities in outdoor spaces
    *Cultural and religious activities: cultural activities and religious services can take place with the presence of up 50% of the venue’s capacity, observing a 1.5m social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    03.02.2022
  • Paraguay Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    Entry rules in response to coronavirus: To enter Paraguay, you must:
    complete an online Traveller’s Health Declaration Form, available from the Ministry of Health’s website, up to 24 hours prior to entry;
    present proof of COVID-19 vaccination showing a full vaccination scheme
    present a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel, or a negative antigen test taken up to 24 hours before travel;
    show evidence of international health insurance with COVID-19 coverage and;
    undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test, if still in Paraguay at that date, and isolate for 7 days if the test comes back positive;
    wear a facemask covering mouth, nose and chin.
    You may be refused entry to Paraguay upon arrival for not adhering to these requirements.
    *Exceptions: Paraguayan nationals and foreign nationals resident in a MERCOSUR party state or associate country are exempt of the requirement to show evidence of international health insurance with COVID-19 coverage.
    Travellers coming from MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay as the origin of travel are exempt from the requirement to present a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test before travel.
    Travellers coming from MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay as the origin of travel are also exempt from taking a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test, unless they present symptoms. If they present symptoms during their stay, the traveller must get an RT-PCR test, submit the result to viajerosbase@gmail.com, and isolate for ten days.
    Children of 11 years and younger are exempt from presenting the traveller declaration form, proof of vaccination and the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    Travellers who have tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 and 90 days prior to entering the country are exempt from the requirement to provide a pre-departure test, however they must prove this situation with documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens.
    Land transit in border regions for commercial reasons is allowed for up to 72 hours and up to 30 km without any of the aforementioned requirements for those who can show proof of residency in a border city.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Paraguay will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Only travellers who have completed 14 days since their final dose are considered fully vaccinated. Paraguay recognises as final the second dose in a two-dose vaccination scheme, or a single dose in a single-dose vaccination scheme.
    Travellers without a full vaccination scheme: Travellers who do not have a full vaccination scheme may be refused entry and deported unless they fall into specific categories listed below, which are subject to special provisions.
    Travellers who do not have proof of vaccination due to a health condition must document this with a medical report. This should be shared with the Paraguayan authorities via email to viajerosbase@gmail.com before travel.
    Travellers who do not have proof of vaccination due to humanitarian reasons must send an email to viajerosbase@gmail.com and await a response before travel. In the email, the traveller must state their reasons to request entry and wait for a response before their travel.
    Travellers should be aware that viajerosbase@gmail.com intends to respond within 48 hours but delays may occur.
    All travellers who are permitted to enter Paraguay but do not have proof of vaccination must enter preventative isolation for ten days upon their arrival, at a hotel or residence of their choosing.
    They must also take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day of isolation. Should the test result be negative, they end isolation. Should the test result be positive, they must isolate for five more days and send their test results to viajerosbase@gmail.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have reduced the nationwide restriction on free movement between 2am and 5am. Between these hours, there are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers.
    Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Commercial activities:
    • businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
    • restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
    • essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis
    *Academic activities: in-classroom lessons can take place, subject to compliance with the Ministry of Education’ operational guide and observing the maximum number of individuals of the bubble groups according to the physical space available, having to guarantee in all in person classes the physical distance of 1.5m
    *Social activities: Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 200 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 350 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing all sanitary measures. Bars and dancefloors are allowed only in outdoor spaces. Outdoor and closed spaces cannot be combined
    • social events in private homes can take place with up to 15 people
    *Physical activities: physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4m social distancing
    • children can take part in recreational and physical activities in outdoor spaces
    *Cultural and religious activities: cultural activities and religious services can take place with the presence of up 50% of the venue’s capacity, observing a 1.5m social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    19.01.2022
  • Paraguay Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Paraguay’s borders are open to all travellers.
    To enter, you must:
    complete an online Traveller’s Health Declaration Form, available from the Ministry of Health’s website, up to 24 hours prior to entry;
    • present proof of COVID-19 vaccination showing a full vaccination scheme;
    • present a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) taken no more than 48 hours prior to travel, or a negative antigen test taken up to 24 hours before travel;
    • show evidence of international health insurance with COVID-19 coverage (Paraguayan nationals and foreign nationals resident in a MERCOSUR member or associate country are exempt of this) and;
    • undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test, if still in Paraguay at that date, and isolate for 7 days if the test comes back positive;
    • wear a facemask covering mouth, nose and chin.
    *Exceptions: Travelers coming from MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay are exempt from presenting a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test.
    Travelers coming from MERCOSUR party states or from states that share a border with Paraguay are also exempt from taking a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test, unless they present symptoms. If they presents symptoms during their stay, the traveller must get an RT-PCR test, submit the result to viajerosbase@gmail.com, and isolate for ten days.
    Children of 11 years and younger are exempt from presenting the traveller declaration form, proof of vaccination and the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    Travellers who have tested positive for COVID-19 14 to 90 days prior to entering the country are exempt from the requirement to provide a pre-departure test, however they must prove this situation with documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens.
    Land transit in border regions for commercial reasons is allowed for up to 72 hours and up to 30 kms without any requirements for those who can show proof of residency in a border city.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Paraguay will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Only travellers who have completed 14 days since their final dose are considered fully vaccinated. Paraguay recognizes as final the second dose in a two-dose vaccination scheme, or a single dose in a single-dose vaccination scheme.
    *Lacking a full vaccination scheme: Travelers who do not have a full vaccination scheme will be subject to special provisions. Travelers who do not have a proof of vaccination due to a health condition must document this with a medical report.
    Travelers who do not have proof of vaccination due to humanitarian reasons must send an email to viajerosbase@gmail.com 48 hours before travel. In the email, the traveller must state their reasons to request entry and wait for a return before their travel.
    All travellers who do not have proof of vaccination must enter preventative isolation for ten days upon their arrival, at a hotel or residence of their choosing.
    All travellers who do not have proof of vaccination must take a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day of isolation. Should the test result negative, they end isolation. Should the test result positive, they must isolate for five more days and send their test results to viajerosbase@gmail.com.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have reduced the nationwide restriction on free movement between 2am and 5am. Between these hours, there are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers.
    Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Commercial activities:
    • businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
    • restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
    • essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis
    *Academic activities: in-classroom lessons can take place, subject to compliance with the Ministry of Education’ operational guide and observing the maximum number of individuals of the bubble groups according to the physical space available, having to guarantee in all in person classes the physical distance of 1.5m
    *Social activities: Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 200 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 350 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing all sanitary measures. Bars and dancefloors are allowed only in outdoor spaces. Outdoor and closed spaces cannot be combined
    • social events in private homes can take place with up to 15 people
    *Physical activities: physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4m social distancing
    • children can take part in recreational and physical activities in outdoor spaces
    *Cultural and religious activities: cultural activities and religious services can take place with the presence of up 50% of the venue’s capacity, observing a 1.5m social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    12.01.2022
  • Paraguay Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Paraguay’s borders are open to all travellers.
    To enter, you must:
    • complete an online Traveller’s Health Declaration Form, available from the Ministry of Health’s website, up to 24 hours prior to entry;
    • present a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel, or a negative antigen test taken up to 24 hours before travel
    • show evidence of international health insurance with COVID-19 coverage (Paraguayan nationals and foreign nationals resident in a MERCOSUR member or associate country are exempt of this) and
    • undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test, if still in Paraguay at that date, and isolate for 7 days if the test comes back positive. Children of 11 years and younger are exempt of the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    *Exceptions : Travellers who have tested positive for COVID-19 14 to 90 days prior to entering the country are exempt from the requirement to provide a pre-departure test, however they must prove this situation with documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens.
    Land transit in border regions for commercial reasons is allowed for up to 72 hours for travellers who are 12 years and older and provide a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken no more than 24 hours prior to travel or COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Only travellers who have completed 14 days since their final dose are considered fully vaccinated.
    *COVID-19 Omicron variant: Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Omicron variant, from 29 November 2021, the Paraguayan Government has temporarily suspended entry into Paraguay for non-resident foreigners who have been in Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the last 2 weeks.
    Paraguayan nationals and resident foreigners who have visited those countries in the last two weeks must present a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) on arrival taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel, isolate at home or a hotel for 10 days and undertake a new COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    More information about the new entry requirement policy can be found on the Paraguayan Dirección Nacional de Migraciones website (in Spanish).
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Paraguay may ask for proof of vaccination and for which you will need to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have reduced the nationwide restriction on free movement between 2am and 5am. Between these hours, there are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers.
    Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Commercial activities:
    • businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
    • restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
    • essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis
    *Academic activities: in-classroom lessons can take place, subject to compliance with the Ministry of Education’ operational guide and observing the maximum number of individuals of the bubble groups according to the physical space available, having to guarantee in all in person classes the physical distance of 1.5m
    *Social activities: Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 200 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 350 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing all sanitary measures. Bars and dancefloors are allowed only in outdoor spaces. Outdoor and closed spaces cannot be combined
    • social events in private homes can take place with up to 15 people
    *Physical activities: physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4m social distancing
    • children can take part in recreational and physical activities in outdoor spaces
    *Cultural and religious activities: cultural activities and religious services can take place with the presence of up 50% of the venue’s capacity, observing a 1.5m social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    01.12.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Paraguay’s borders are open to all travellers.
    To enter, you must:
    complete an online Traveller’s Health Declaration Form, available from the Ministry of Health’s website, up to 24 hours prior to entry;
    • present a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT) taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel, or a negative antigen test taken up to 24 hours before travel
    • show evidence of international health insurance with COVID-19 coverage (Paraguayan nationals and foreign nationals resident in a MERCOSUR member or associate country are exempt of this) and
    • undertake a COVID-19 PCR test on the 5th day after the pre-travel test, if still in Paraguay at that date, and isolate for 7 days if the test comes back positive. Children of 11 years and younger are exempt of the 5th day after the pre-travel test.
    *Exceptions: Travellers who have tested positive for COVID-19 14 to 90 days prior to entering the country are exempt from the requirement to provide a pre-departure test, however they must prove this situation with documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens.
    Land transit in border regions for commercial reasons is allowed for up to 24 hours for travellers who are 12 years and older and provide a negative COVID-19 antigen test or COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Only travellers who have completed 14 days since their final dose are considered fully vaccinated.
    More information about the new entry requirement policy can be found on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website (in Spanish).
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Paraguay will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Visas: Tourists and non-resident foreigners who are still within Paraguayan national territory and whose period of lawful stay in the country has expired, must pay the corresponding penalty when registering their departure at the border post or airport immigration control or when approaching the offices of the Direccion General de Migraciones.
    Likewise, foreign citizens whose temporary residence has expired must approach the Direccion General de Migraciones to obtain a new residence card, pay the corresponding penalty in case of being in breach and update their immigration status.
    If you are in Paraguay and your period of lawful stay has expired, contact the Direccion General de Migraciones for further information.
    You can find more information on the Paraguayan Dirección General de Migraciones website (in Spanish).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have reduced the nationwide restriction on free movement between 2am and 5am. Between these hours, there are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers.
    Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Commercial activities:
    • businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
    • restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
    • essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis
    *Academic activities: in-classroom lessons can take place, subject to compliance with the Ministry of Education’ operational guide and observing the maximum number of individuals of the bubble groups according to the physical space available, having to guarantee in all in person classes the physical distance of 1.5m
    *Social activities: Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 200 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 350 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing all sanitary measures. Bars and dancefloors are allowed only in outdoor spaces. Outdoor and closed spaces cannot be combined
    • social events in private homes can take place with up to 15 people
    *Physical activities: physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4m social distancing
    • children can take part in recreational and physical activities in outdoor spaces
    *Cultural and religious activities: cultural activities and religious services can take place with the presence of up 50% of the venue’s capacity, observing a 1.5m social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    03.11.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols.
    The Paraguayan government no longer requires mandatory quarantine for incoming travellers who have been fully vaccinated and upload their vaccination card or vaccination certificate when filling the online health declaration form, available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website.
    To enter Paraguay, all individuals over the age of 12, regardless of their vaccination status, must take a RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT test within 72 hours before embarkation or an antigen test within 24 hours before embarkation. Children under the age of 12 are not required to take a test. Those individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 to 90 days prior to their arrival, also may enter without a current test if they have documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens.
    Fully vaccinated travellers must present a negative test result, fill the online health declaration form, available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website, and upload their vaccination certificate or vaccination card issued by their country’s health authority upon filling the online form, prior to embarkation and arrival to the country.
    Fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine if they provide these documents. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated only 14 days after receiving final dose of their COVID-19 vaccine.
    Individuals over the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated before travelling to Paraguay must present a negative test result and the Paraguayan online health declaration form upon embarkation and arrival. Travellers who are unvaccinated and those not fully vaccinated over the age of 12, will continue to have to quarantine for five days after the date of their pre-departure test (the first day counting from 24 hours after the test was taken).
    After arriving in Paraguay all individuals over the age of 12, regardless of vaccination status, should take a RT-PCR test from a public or private laboratory authorised by the Ministry of Public Health’s Central Laboratory on the fifth day after their pre-departure test.
    In the event of a positive RT-PCR test on the fifth day, individuals should quarantine for an additional seven days. Individuals may leave quarantine in the event of a negative test.
    More information about the new entry requirement policy can be found on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website.
    Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners, or within another MERCOSUR country, must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement.
    All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Paraguay will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *Visas: From 2 November 2020, tourists and non-resident foreigners who are still within Paraguayan national territory and whose period of lawful stay in the country has expired, must pay the corresponding penalty (Gs. 253,050) when registering their departure at the border post or airport immigration control or when approaching the offices of the Direccion General de Migraciones.
    Likewise, foreign citizens whose temporary residence has expired must approach the Direccion General de Migraciones to obtain a new residence card, pay the corresponding penalty in case of being in breach and update their immigration status.
    If you are in Paraguay and your period of lawful stay has expired, contact the Direccion General de Migraciones for further information.
    You can find more information on the Paraguayan Dirección General de Migraciones website (in Spanish).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have reduced the nationwide restriction on free movement between 2am and 5am. Between these hours, there are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers.
    Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Commercial activities:
    • businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
    • restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
    • essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis
    *Academic activities: in-classroom lessons can take place, subject to compliance with the Ministry of Education’ operational guide and observing the maximum number of individuals of the bubble groups according to the physical space available, having to guarantee in all in person classes the physical distance of 1.5m
    *Social activities: Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 200 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 350 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing all sanitary measures. Bars and dancefloors are allowed only in outdoor spaces. Outdoor and closed spaces cannot be combined
    • social events in private homes can take place with up to 15 people
    *Physical activities: physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4m social distancing
    • children can take part in recreational and physical activities in outdoor spaces
    *Cultural and religious activities: cultural activities and religious services can take place with the presence of up 50% of the venue’s capacity, observing a 1.5m social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    27.09.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols.
    From 21 August 2021, the Paraguayan government no longer requires mandatory quarantine for incoming travellers who have been fully vaccinated and upload their vaccination card or vaccination certificate when filling the online health declaration form, available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website.
    The new policy will be in place for 30 days and entails the following: all individuals over the age of 12, regardless of their vaccination status, must take a RT-PCR, LAMP or NAAT test within 72 hours before embarkation or an antigen test within 24 hours before embarkation. Children under the age of 12 are not required to take a test. Those individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 to 90 days prior to their arrival, also may enter without a current test if they have documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens.
    Fully vaccinated travellers must present a negative test result, fill the online health declaration form, available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website, and upload their vaccination certificate or vaccination card issued by their country’s health authority upon filling the online form, prior to embarkation and arrival to the country.
    Fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine if they provide these documents. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated only 14 days after receiving final dose of their COVID-19 vaccine.
    Individuals over the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated before travelling to Paraguay must present a negative test result and the Paraguayan online health declaration form upon embarkation and arrival. Travellers who are unvaccinated and those not fully vaccinated over the age of 12, will continue to have to quarantine for five days after the date of their pre-departure test (the first day counting from 24 hours after the test was taken).
    After arriving in Paraguay all individuals over the age of 12, regardless of vaccination status, should take a RT-PCR test from a public or private laboratory authorised by the Ministry of Public Health’s Central Laboratory on the fifth day after their pre-departure test.
    In the event of a positive RT-PCR test on the fifth day, individuals should quarantine for an additional seven days. Individuals may leave quarantine in the event of a negative test.
    More information about the new entry requirement policy can be found on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website.
    Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners, or within another MERCOSUR country, must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement.
    All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.
    Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have reduced the nationwide restriction on free movement between 2am and 5am. Between these hours, there are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers.
    Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services:
    Commercial activities:
    • businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
    • restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
    • essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis
    *Academic activities: in-classroom lessons can take place, subject to compliance with the Ministry of Education’ operational guide and observing the maximum number of individuals of the bubble groups according to the physical space available, having to guarantee in all in person classes the physical distance of 1.5m
    *Social activities: Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 200 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 350 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing all sanitary measures. Bars and dancefloors are allowed only in outdoor spaces. Outdoor and closed spaces cannot be combined
    • social events in private homes can take place with up to 15 people
    *Physical activities: physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4m social distancing
    • children can take part in recreational and physical activities in outdoor spaces
    *Cultural and religious activities: cultural activities and religious services can take place with the presence of up 50% of the venue’s capacity, observing a 1.5m social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    26.08.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols.
    From 21 July, the Paraguayan government requires mandatory quarantine for all incoming travellers: people who enter the country will have to quarantine for 5 days after the date of their pre-departure PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to entering Paraguay) and pay for a PCR test on the 5th day of quarantine for release. Children aged 10 or under do not require a negative PCR test to enter Paraguay. More information about this new entry requirement can be found here.
    Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement.
    All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have extended the nationwide restriction on free movement between 01:00 am and 05:00 am. There are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers.
    Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services: Commercial activities:
    • Businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
    • Restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
    • Essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis
    *Academic activities:
    • In-classroom lessons will be virtual or hybrid
    • Higher education lessons will continue to be virtual
    *Social activities:
    • Social events in public and private venues are allowed for a maximum duration of 4 hours, with up to 100 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 150 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing a 2-metre social distancing. No bars or dance floors are allowed.
    • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 15 people.
    *Physical activities:
    • Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4-metre social distancing.
    *Cultural and Religious activities:
    • Cultural activities can take place with up 150 people in closed spaces and up to 200 people in outdoors or open spaces, observing a 2-metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    • Religious services with up to 150 people are permitted in closed spaces and up to 200 people in open spaces, observing a 2 metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

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    22.07.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols. Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement. Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure will not require isolation, however those without a test result should isolate for 14 days. Travellers under 10 years need not enter with a test. All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    Local authorities have extended the nationwide restriction on free movement between 11:59pm and 5am until 21 June.
    There are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services: Commercial activities: Businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis • Restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration • Essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centers can operate on a 24 hour basis
    Academic activities :• In-classroom lessons will be virtual or hybrid • Higher education lessons will continue to be virtual
    *Social activities: • Social events in public and private venues are allowed for a maximum duration of 4 hours, with up to 50 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 100 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing a 2-metre social distancing. No bars or dance floors are allowed • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people • Children’s events are permitted
    *Physical activities: Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4-metre social distancing.
    *Cultural and Religious activities: Cultural activities can take place with up 75 people in closed spaces and up to 150 people in outdoors or open spaces, observing a 2-metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures
    • Religious services with up to 75 people are permitted in closed spaces and up to 150 people in open spaces, observing a 2 metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localized restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

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    08.06.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols. Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement. Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure will not require isolation, however those without a test result should isolate for 14 days. Travellers under 10 years need not enter with a test. All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    From 27 April to 10 May, local authorities have declared a restriction on free movement from 8pm to 5amin the following cities that are considered “red level” areas: Asunción, Ciudad del Este, Loma Plata, Coronel Oviedo, San José de los Arroyos, Caazapá, Curuguaty, Areguá, Capiatá, Fernando de la Mora, Guarambaré, Itá, Itauguá, J. Augusto Saldívar, Lambaré, Limpio, Luque, Mariano Roque Alonso, Ñemby, San Antonio, San Lorenzo, Villa Elisa, Villeta, Ypacaraí, Ypané, Concepción, San Lázaro, Altos, Atyrá, Caacupé, Emboscada, Eusebio Ayala, Itacurubí de la Cordillera, Piribebuy, San Bernardino, Villarrica, Bella Vista, Cambyretá, Capitán Miranda, Encarnación, Fram, Hohenau, Natalio, Obligado, Yatytay, Ayolas, San Ignacio, San Juan Bautista, Santa Rosa Misiones, Pilar, Carapeguá, Paraguarí, Pirayú, Yaguarón, Ybycuí, Benjamín Aceval and Villa Hayes.
    For the rest of the country, the restrictions on free movement are in place between 11:59pm and 5am. There are exceptions to go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers. You should, therefore, stay at your accommodation unless necessary to go out. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance).
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services: Commercial activities:
    • Businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis.
    • Restaurants can operate promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation basis only with up to 4 people per table for red level cities and up to 6 people per table for the rest of the country. Attendees must be seated, use of facemasks is mandatory, and there must not be interaction between tables.
    • Pharmacies and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.
    • Delivery services can operate from 5am to 10pm
    *Academic activities:
    • In-classroom lessons will be virtual or hybrid.
    • Higher education lessons will continue to be virtual.
    *Social activities:
    • Social events in public and private venues are allowed for a maximum duration of 4 hours, with a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing a 2-metre social distancing. No bars or dance floors are allowed.
    *Red level cities:
    • Social events can be carried out with up to 25 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation, and up to 50 people in outdoor spaces. Events in open and closed spaces cannot be combined.
    • Social events in private homes are not allowed with guests from outside the household.
    Rest of the country:
    • Social events can be carried out with up to 50 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation, and up to 100 people in outdoor spaces. Events in open and closed space cannot be combined.
    • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 5 people outside of those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures.
    • Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member.
    *Physical activities:
    Red level cities:
    • Individual physical activities are allowed.
    • Sports competitions are prohibited.
    *Rest of the country:
    • Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4-metre social distancing.
    • People over 60 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities.
    • People over 60 years and people with disabilities that require assistance can be accompanied by another person over 18 years old.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult member of their family and interact only with those that are part of their family.
    *Cultural and Religious activities:
    Red level cities:
    • Cultural activities can take place with up 25 people in closed spaces and up to 50 people in outdoors or open spaces, observing a 2-metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    • Religious services with up to 25 people are permitted in closed spaces and up to 50 people in open spaces, observing a 2 metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Rest of the country:
    • Cultural activities can take place with up 75 people in closed spaces and up to 150 people in outdoors or open spaces, observing a 2-metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    • Religious services with up to 75 people are permitted in closed spaces and up to 150 people in open spaces, observing a 2 metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    *Further information: For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish). The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

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    27.04.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols. Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement. Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure will not require isolation, however those without a test result should isolate for 14 days. Travellers under 10 years need not enter with a test. All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases. There is a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide from 05 April to 19 April 2021. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers. You should, therefore, stay at your accommodation unless necessary to go out. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance). Restrictions on free movement are in place between 11:59pm and 5am.
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services: Commercial activities: • Non-essential businesses can operate between 5am and 11:59pm on a delivery only basis; • Restaurants can operate between the hours of 5am to 11:59pm on a reservation basis only, with registration of client details. • Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis. • Restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages between 11:59pm and 5am.
    *Academic and social activities: • In-classroom lessons in public schools will be virtual or hybrid. •Social events in public and private venues are allowed from 5am to 11:59pm with a maximum duration of 4 hours, up to 100 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. No bars or dance floors are allowed. • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures. • Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member within the restrictions on physical activity.
    Physical activities: • Physical activities are allowed in open areas in groups of up to 4 people. • Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4-metre social distancing. • People over 60 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities. • People over 60 years and people with disabilities that require assistance can be accompanied by another person over 18 years old. • Children must be accompanied by an adult member of their family and interact only with those that are part of their family.

    *Cultural and Religious activities: • Cultural activities can take place with up 75 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks and in compliance with sanitary measures. • Religious services with up to 75 people are permitted in closed spaces and up to 100 people in open spaces, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit theParaguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish). The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

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    16.04.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols. Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement. Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure will not require isolation, however those without a test result should isolate for 14 days. Travellers under 10 years need not enter with a test. All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    There will be a ban on general public transport services to the countryside from 27 March to 4 April 2021, as a measure to prevent the spread of the virus. However, normal public transport services within the metropolitan area of Asuncion will not be affected.
    There is a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide from 27 March to 4 April. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for essential workers. You should, therefore, stay at your accommodation unless necessary to go out. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance). Restrictions on free movement are in place between 8pm and 5am.
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services: Commercial activities:
    • Non-essential businesses can operate between 5am and 8pm on a delivery only basis.
    • Restaurants can operate between the hours of 5am to 8pm on a take-out basis and for delivery on a 24 hour basis.
    • Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.
    • Restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages between 8pm and 5am.
    Academic activities:
    • All in-classroom lessons in public schools will be virtual.
    • Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member within the restrictions on physical activity.
    Physical activities:
    • Individual physical activities are allowed in open areas up to 500 metres from their accommodation.
    • People over 60 years and people with disabilities that require
    assistance can be accompanied by another person over 18 years old.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult member of their family and interact only with those that are part of their family.
    Religious activities:
    • Religious services with up to 20 people, are permitted, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

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    30.03.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay entry restrictions between 21 December and 4 January for individuals who have visited the UK since 7 December (Gov.UK, 21.12.2020). Paraguay reopens for commercial traffic in the coming weeks (ChAviation, 27.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols. Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement. Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure will not require isolation, however those without a test result should isolate for 14 days. Travellers under 10 years need not enter with a test. All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases. From 5 October, the government’s announcement ending the ‘social’ and ‘smart’ quarantine phases came into force. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance). Restrictions on free movement are in place between 11:59 pm and 5 am.
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services: -Commercial activities: • Non-essential businesses can operate between 5 am to 11:59 pm. Corporate offices should maintain a maximum of 50% of staff attending the office at any one time with rotations where possible; • Restaurants can operate on a reservation basis and registration client details only; • Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.

    -Social and academic activities: • All in-classroom lessons continue to be suspended in most levels, except final year high school students with permission from their parents or guardians; • Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 4 hours for a maximum of 100 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. Use of dance floors and standing bar areas are not permitted; • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures; • Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member.
    -Physical activities: • Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces. • Amateur sports and physical activities are allowed in groups of up to 14 people in open areas.
    • People over 65 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities.
    -Cultural, creative and religious activities: • Cultural and creative industry activities activities can take place with up 75 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing and in compliance with sanitary measures. • Religious services with up to 100 people, in closed areas and 150 people in open air venues are permitted, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration. For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish). The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

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    04.03.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay entry restrictions between 21 December and 4 January for individuals who have visited the UK since 7 December (Gov.UK, 21.12.2020)Paraguay reopens for commercial traffic in the coming weeks (ChAviation, 27.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols. Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement. Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure will not require isolation, however those without a test result should isolate for 14 days. Travellers under 10 years need not enter with a test. All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases. From 5 October, the government’s announcement ending the ‘social’ and ‘smart’ quarantine phases came into force. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance). Restrictions on free movement are in place between 11:59 pm and 5 am.
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services. Commercial activities:
    • Non-essential businesses can operate between 5 am to 11:59 pm.
    • Corporate offices should maintain a maximum of 50% of staff attending the office at any one time with rotations where possible.
    • Restaurants can operate on a reservation basis and registration client details only.
    • Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.
    Social and academic activities:
    • All in-classroom lessons continue to be suspended in most levels, except final year high school students with permission from their parents or guardians.
    • Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 4 hours for a maximum of 100 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. Use of dance floors and standing bar areas are not permitted.
    • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures.
    • Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member.
    Physical activities:
    • Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces.
    • Amateur sports and physical activities are allowed in groups of up to 14 people in open areas.
    • People over 65 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities.
    Cultural, creative and religious activities:
    • Cultural and creative industry activities activities can take place with up 75 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    • Religious services with up to 100 people, in closed areas and 150 people in open air venues are permitted, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish). The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

    Read more
    10.02.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay entry restrictions between 21 December and 4 January for individuals who have visited the UK since 7 December (Gov.UK, 21.12.2020)Paraguay reopens for commercial traffic in the coming weeks (ChAviation, 27.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols. Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement. Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure will not require isolation, however those without a test result should isolate for 14 days. Travellers under 10 years need not enter with a test. All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases.
    From 5 October, the government’s announcement ending the ‘social’ and ‘smart’ quarantine phases came into force. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance). Restrictions on free movement are in place between 11:59 pm and 5 am.
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services. Commercial activities:
    • Non-essential businesses can operate between 5 am to 11:59 pm. Corporate offices should maintain a maximum of 50% of staff attending the office at any one time with rotations where possible.
    • Restaurants can operate on a reservation basis and registration client details only.
    • Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.
    Social and academic activities:
    • All in-classroom lessons continue to be suspended in most levels, except final year high school students with permission from their parents or guardians.
    • Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 4 hours for a maximum of 100 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. Use of dance floors and standing bar areas are not permitted.
    • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures.
    • Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member.
    Physical activities:
    • Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces.
    • Amateur sports and physical activities are allowed in groups of up to 14 people in open areas.
    • People over 65 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities.
    Cultural, creative and religious activities:
    • Cultural and creative industry activities activities can take place with up 75 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    • Religious services with up to 100 people, in closed areas and 150 people in open air venues are permitted, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website
    (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

    Read more
    04.02.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay entry restrictions between 21 December and 4 January for individuals who have visited the UK since 7 December (Gov.UK, 21.12.2020)Paraguay reopens for commercial traffic in the coming weeks (ChAviation, 27.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus: Non-resident foreign nationals may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols. Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement. Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before departure will not require isolation, however those without a test result should isolate for 14 days. Travellers under 10 years need not enter with a test. All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases. From 5 October, the government’s announcement ending the ‘social’ and ‘smart’ quarantine phases came into force. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance). Restrictions on free movement are in place between 11:59 pm and 5 am.
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services: Commercial activities:
    • Non-essential businesses can operate between 5 am to 11:59 pm. Corporate offices should maintain a maximum of 50% of staff attending the office at any one time with rotations where possible.
    • Restaurants can operate on a reservation basis and registration client details only.
    • Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.
    Social and academic activities:
    • All in-classroom lessons continue to be suspended in most levels, except final year high school students with permission from their parents or guardians.
    • Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 4 hours for a maximum of 100 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. Use of dance floors and standing bar areas are not permitted.
    • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures.
    • Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member.
    Physical activities:
    • Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces.
    • Amateur sports and physical activities are allowed in groups of up to 14 people in open areas.
    • People over 65 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities.
    Cultural, creative and religious activities:
    • Cultural and creative industry activities activities can take place with up 75 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    • Religious services with up to 100 people, in closed areas and 150 people in open air venues are permitted, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish). The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

    Read more
    26.01.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay entry restrictions between 21 December and 4 January for individuals who have visited the UK since 7 December (Gov.UK, 21.12.2020)Paraguay reopens for commercial traffic in the coming weeks (ChAviation, 27.10.2020)

    International Restrictions: Non-resident foreign nationals days may enter Paraguay subject to compliance with health protocols. Foreign travellers must complete an online health declaration available on the Paraguayan Health Ministry website. All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU. Children under 18 years old that have a mother or father with Paraguayan nationality are exempt from this requirement.
    Travellers over the age of 10 years that arrive with a negative PCR test result issued 72 hours before entering the country will not require isolation, however those without a test result should isolate for 14 days. Travellers under 10 years need not enter with a test. All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.
    *Entry by land: The Paraguayan government has opened its land borders with Brazil, under a special regime. The cities of Ciudad del Este (border with Foz de Iguazu), Pedro Juan Caballero (border with Ponta Pora), and Salto del Guairá (border with Mundo Novo), are open for people to carry out its activities within a 30-kilometer perimeter of the aforementioned border crossings with Brazil. People who enter Paraguay on this regime must leave the country within 24 hours and admission will require mandatory use of a facemask. The entry hours established for this regime are:
    International Friendship Bridge (Ciudad del Este – Foz de Iguazu): From 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (after that time, the bridge will close for entry to Paraguay).
    Pedro Juan Caballero: From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Salto del Guairá: From 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases. From 5 October, the government’s announcement ending the ‘social’ and ‘smart’ quarantine phases came into force. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance). Restrictions on free movement between 11:59 pm and 5 am, except Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, during which days the limit is extended to 1 am.
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services: Commercial activities: • Non-essential businesses can operate between 5 am to 11:59 pm. Corporate offices should maintain a maximum of 50% of staff attending the office at any one time with rotations where possible.
    • Restaurants can operate on a reservation basis and registration client details only.
    • Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.
    Social and academic activities:
    • All in-classroom lessons continue to be suspended in most levels, except final year high school students with permission from their parents or guardians.
    • Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 4 hours for a maximum of 30 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. Use of dance floors and standing bar areas are not permitted.
    • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures.
    • Children’s events are not permitted.
    • Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member.
    Physical activities:
    • Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces.
    • Non-contact sports and physical activities are allowed in groups of up to 4 people in open areas.
    • People over 65 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities.
    Cultural, creative and religious activities:
    • Cultural and creative industry activities activities can take place with up 75 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    • Religious services with up to 100 people, in closed areas and 150 people in open air venues are permitted, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

    Read more
    09.01.2021
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay entry restrictions between 21 December and 4 January for individuals who have visited the UK since 7 December (Gov.UK, 21.12.2020)Paraguay reopens for commercial traffic in the coming weeks (ChAviation, 27.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Entry by air: People wishing to enter the country (nationals, foreign residents and non-residents) must complete mandatory quarantine at their home for 14 days. Government shelters and health hotels remain available for those who do not wish to or are unable to isolate at their home. To access the government shelters, contact the Interinstitutional Coordination Centre (CCI-CODENA) via email: codenapy6@outlook.com or ringing +595 21 212 099, +595 21 213 034, +595 21 202 131.
    Entry for Paraguayans and resident foreign nationals that have visited the UK since 7 December is subject to exceptional authorisation of the Paraguayan government, with a negative PCR test result with 72 hours of arrival and complete a mandatory 10 day quarantine in a ‘health hotel’ or government provided accommodation.
    The quarantine time may be reduced to seven days if the person performs the test (RT-PCR) with a negative result 72 hours before entering the country and repeats the same test with a negative result on the 7th day of the quarantine.
    People who enter the country for a duration less than 7 days (with a valid return ticket) will not require isolation but must show a negative result 72 hours before entering the country.
    All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, RT-PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU.
    All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check or 24 hours before their trip informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Entry by land: The Paraguayan government has opened its land borders with Brazil, under a special regime. The cities of Ciudad del Este (border with Foz de Iguazu), Pedro Juan Caballero (border with Ponta Pora), and Salto del Guairá (border with Mundo Novo), are open for people to carry out its activities within a 30-kilometer perimeter of the aforementioned border crossings with Brazil. People who enter Paraguay on this regime must leave the country within 24 hours and admission will require mandatory use of a facemask. The entry hours established for this regime are: International Friendship Bridge (Ciudad del Este – Foz de Iguazu): From 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (after that time, the bridge will close for entry to Paraguay). Pedro Juan Caballero: From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Salto del Guairá: From 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Paraguay: In March 2020, Paraguayan authorities declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency, putting in place restrictions, which were relaxed in phases. From 5 October, the government’s announcement ending the ‘social’ and ‘smart’ quarantine phases came into force. Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance). Restrictions on free movement between 11:59 pm and 5 am, except Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, during which days the limit is extended to 1 am.
    *Accommodation: Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available.
    *Public spaces and services: Commercial activities: • Non-essential businesses can operate between 5 am to 11:59 pm. Corporate offices should maintain a maximum of 50% of staff attending the office at any one time with rotations where possible.
    • Restaurants can operate on a reservation basis and registration client details only.
    • Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.
    Social and academic activities:
    • All in-classroom lessons continue to be suspended in most levels, except final year high school students with permission from their parents or guardians.
    • Social events in public and private venues are allowed for up to 4 hours for a maximum of 30 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. Use of dance floors and standing bar areas are not permitted.
    • Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures.
    • Children’s events are not permitted.
    • Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member.
    Physical activities:
    • Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces.
    • Non-contact sports and physical activities are allowed in groups of up to 4 people in open areas.
    • People over 65 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities.
    Cultural, creative and religious activities:
    • Cultural and creative industry activities activities can take place with up 75 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing and in compliance with sanitary measures.
    • Religious services with up to 100 people, in closed areas and 150 people in open air venues are permitted, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).
    The Paraguayan government has announced that, if the circumstances require it, further localised restrictions may be put into place. You should follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).

    Read more
    21.12.2020
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay reopens for commercial traffic in the coming weeks (ChAviation, 27.10.2020)

    International Restrictions: Entry by air: People wishing to enter the country (nationals, foreign residents and non-residents) must complete mandatory quarantine at their home for 14 days. Government shelters and health hotels remain available for those who do not wish to or are unable to isolate at their home. To access the government shelters, contact the Interinstitutional Coordination Centre (CCI-CODENA) via email: codenapy6@outlook.com or ringing +595 21 212 099, +595 21 213 034, +595 21 202 131.
    The quarantine time may be reduced to seven days if the person performs the test (RT-PCR) with a negative result 72 hours before entering the country and repeats the same test with a negative result on the 7th day of the quarantine.
    People who enter the country for a duration less than 7 days (with a valid return ticket) will not require isolation but must show a negative result 72 hours before entering the country.
    All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, RT-PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU.
    All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check or 24 hours before their trip informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Entry by land: The Paraguayan government has opened its land borders with Brazil, under a special regime. The cities of Ciudad del Este (border with Foz de Iguazu), Pedro Juan Caballero (border with Ponta Pora), and Salto del Guairá (border with Mundo Novo), are open for people to carry out its activities within a 30-kilometer perimeter of the aforementioned border crossings with Brazil. People who enter Paraguay on this regime must leave the country within 24 hours and admission will require mandatory use of a facemask. The entry hours established for this regime are: International Friendship Bridge (Ciudad del Este – Foz de Iguazu): From 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (after that time, the bridge will close for entry to Paraguay). Pedro Juan Caballero: From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Salto del Guairá: From 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include: a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out; in-person classes have been suspended for 2020; a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay; If you’re in Paraguay, follow the advice of the Paraguayan authorities.
    Easing of restrictions: From 5 October, the government’s announcment ending the ‘social’ and ‘smart’ quarantine phases comes into force. Inter-departmental circulation is allowed without restrictions. The current flexible quarantine measures on a nationwide level are the following: Wearing a face mask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures (washing of hands and observing physical distance). Restrictions on free movement between 11:59 pm and 5 am.
    Some accommodation options are open such as hotels, hostels and private rentals. Check with your accommodation provider what facilities, including restaurants, are available. Commercial activities: Non-essential businesses can operate between 5 am to 11:59 pm. Restaurants can operate on a reservation basis and registration client details only. Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis. Social and academic activities: All in-classroom lessons continue to be suspended in most levels, except final year high school students with permission from their parents or guardians.
    Social events in public and private venues are allowed up to 30 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures.
    Children’s events are not permitted. Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member. Physical activities: Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces. Non-contact sports and physical activities are allowed in groups of up to 4 people in open areas. People over 65 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities. Cultural, creative and religious activities: Cultural activities can take place with up 50 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing and in compliance with sanitary measures. Religious services with up to 50 people, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health.
    The Paraguayan government has announced that further localised restrictions may be put into place, please follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website.

    Read more
    04.11.2020
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay extends countrywide “sanitary quarantine” until 4 October (UltimaHora, 23.09.2020)

    International Restrictions: Entry by air: People wishing to enter the country (nationals, foreign residents and non-residents) must complete mandatory quarantine at their home for 14 days. Government shelters and health hotels remain available for those who do not wish to or are unable to isolate at their home. To access the government shelters, contact the Interinstitutional Coordination Centre (CCI-CODENA) via email: codenapy6@outlook.com or ringing +595 21 212 099, +595 21 213 034, +595 21 202 131.
    The quarantine time may be reduced to seven days if the person performs the test (RT-PCR) with a negative result 72 hours before entering the country and repeats the same test with a negative result on the 7th day of the quarantine.
    People who enter the country for a duration less than 7 days (with a valid return ticket) will not require isolation but must show a negative result 72 hours before entering the country.
    All people entering the country must comply with the sanitary measures imposed by the Ministry of Health, such as physical distancing, use of facemasks and frequent hand washing.
    Non-resident foreigners must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, RT-PCR tests, laboratory studies, outpatient care, hospitalisation, and stays in the ICU.
    All travellers must complete the health card at the time of entering the country at the immigration check or 24 hours before their trip informing the Paraguayan Ministry of Health of any potential issues or exposure.
    Entry by land: The Paraguayan government has opened its land borders with Brazil, under a special regime. The cities of Ciudad del Este (border with Foz de Iguazu), Pedro Juan Caballero (border with Ponta Pora), and Salto del Guairá (border with Mundo Novo), are open for people to carry out its activities within a 30-kilometer perimeter of the aforementioned border crossings with Brazil. People who enter Paraguay on this regime must leave the country within 24 hours and admission will require mandatory use of a facemask. The entry hours established for this regime are: International Friendship Bridge (Ciudad del Este – Foz de Iguazu): From 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (after that time, the bridge will close for entry to Paraguay). Pedro Juan Caballero: From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Salto del Guairá: From 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include: a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out; in-person classes have been suspended for 2020; a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay; If you’re in Paraguay, follow the advice of the Paraguayan authorities.
    Easing of restrictions: From 5 October, the government’s announcment ending the ‘social’ and ‘smart’ quarantine phases comes into force. The government has introduced new flexible quarantine measures on a nationwide level. This includes the following: Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures. Freedom of movement between 5 am and 11:59 pm. Inter-departmental circulation is allowed without restrictions. The borders continue to be closed to non- resident foreign nationals.
    Commercial activities: Non-essential businesses can operate between 5 am to 11:59 pm. Restaurants can operate on a reservation basis and registration client details only. Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.
    Social and academic activities: All in classroom lessons continue to be suspended in all levels. Social events in public and private venues are allowed up to 30 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures. Childrens events are not permitted. Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member.
    Physical activities: Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces. Non-contact sports and physical activities are allowed in groups of up to 4 people in open areas. People over 65 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities.
    Cultural, creative and religious activities: Cultural activities can take place with up 50 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing and in compliance with sanitary measures. Religious services with up to 50 people, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health.
    The Paraguayan government has announced that further localised restrictions may be put into place, please follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website.

    Read more
    23.10.2020
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay extends countrywide “sanitary quarantine” until 4 October (UltimaHora, 23.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Flights are limited with occasional repatriation/charter flights.The Paraguayan government has closed all international borders to travel. Commercial flights have been suspended at all Paraguayan airports until further notice, with limited exceptions for repatriation flights. Non-residents of Paraguay are not permitted to transit the airport in Asuncion. The Government of Paraguay requires all persons arriving to Paraguay to remain in isolation at a government facility or designated hotel for 14 days, regardless of whether symptoms are present.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include: a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out; in-person classes have been suspended for 2020; a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay; If you’re in Paraguay, follow the advice of the Paraguayan authorities.
    Easing of restrictions: From 5 October, the government’s announcment ending the ‘social’ and ‘smart’ quarantine phases comes into force. The government has introduced new flexible quarantine measures on a nationwide level. This includes the following: Wearing a facemask is mandatory at all times and observing sanitary measures. Freedom of movement between 5 am and 11:59 pm. Inter-departmental circulation is allowed without restrictions. The borders continue to be closed to non- resident foreign nationals.
    Commercial activities: Non-essential businesses can operate between 5 am to 11:59 pm. Restaurants can operate on a reservation basis and registration client details only. Pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis.
    Social and academic activities: All in classroom lessons continue to be suspended in all levels. Social events in public and private venues are allowed up to 30 people with previous individual registration and observing a 2-metre social distancing. Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people, including those who live in the same home and observing sanitary measures. Childrens events are not permitted. Children and teenagers are allowed to circulate in the company of an adult family member.
    Physical activities: Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces. Non-contact sports and physical activities are allowed in groups of up to 4 people in open areas. People over 65 years must have an exclusive area or time to perform physical activities.
    Cultural, creative and religious activities: Cultural activities can take place with up 50 people, observing a 2-metre social distancing and in compliance with sanitary measures. Religious services with up to 50 people, observing a 2 metre social distancing and previous registration.
    For exhaustive information, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health.
    The Paraguayan government has announced that further localised restrictions may be put into place, please follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website.

    Read more
    06.10.2020
  • Paraguay Latest News: Paraguay extends countrywide “sanitary quarantine” until 4 October (UltimaHora, 23.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Flights are limited with occasional repatriation/charter flights.The Paraguayan government has closed all international borders to travel. Commercial flights have been suspended at all Paraguayan airports until further notice, with limited exceptions for repatriation flights. Non-residents of Paraguay are not permitted to transit the airport in Asuncion. The Government of Paraguay requires all persons arriving to Paraguay to remain in isolation at a government facility or designated hotel for 14 days, regardless of whether symptoms are present.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include: a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out
    in-person classes have been suspended for 2020; a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay; If you’re in Paraguay, follow the advice of the Paraguayan authorities.
    Easing of restrictions: From 4 May onwards, “smart quarantine” measures were introduced to relax nationwide measures in 4 phases. Phase 1 started on 4 May, phase 2 on 25 May, phase 3 on 15 June and phase 4 began with regional variance on 20 July. For exhaustive information on each phase, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website.
    Phase 1 consisted of the reopening of industries, small businesses with up to 3 people inside, and all delivery services.
    Phase 2 consisted of the reopening of corporate buildings with up to 50% of the workforce present and under a rotation schedule. This included civil construction, shopping centres and medium-sized businesses, hairdressers, religious services with restrictions, and moving services.
    Phase 3 consisted of the limited reopening of restaurants and indoor gyms by appointment only, outdoor exercise for up to two people, drive-in cinema and other cultural activities with social distancing measures. This also included individual physical activity in sports clubs and private parks, religious activities, such as baptisms and weddings, in groups of up to 20 people.
    Phase 4 was introduced nationwide on 20 July, with regional exceptions, set out below, that are subject to review.
    In addition to the activities permitted during Phase 1, 2 and 3, Phase 4 consists on the reopening of hotels and events in observance of health and safety protocols. In addition, religious meetings may be held with a maximum of 50 people; social gatherings with no more than 10 people; while events can reach 20 people with registration controls.
    The ban on all non-essential movement is in place from 11pm to 5am (Sundays to Thursdays) and from 12am to 5am (Friday to Saturday).
    Asuncion, Alto Parana, Boqueron, Caaguazu, Concepcion and the Central departments, and the district of Carmelo Peralta remain on Phase 3.This consists of ‘social quarantine’ measures including the restriction of movement and the sale of alcoholic beverages from 8pm to 5am every day of the week. Restaurants can operate from 5pm to 10pm, providing that you have a reservation, emergency services and health services are exempt. Non-essential business operating hours are limited to 10am to 7pm. Physical activities are only allowed on an individual basis. Long distance transport services are restricted during this time.
    For more information visit the website of the Paraguayan Ministry of Health.
    The Paraguayan government has announced that further localised restrictions may be put into place, please follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website.

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    24.09.2020
  • Paraguay Government tightens restrictions in Asuncion, Central departments until September 6. (GardaWorld, 24.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Flights are limited with occasional repatriation/charter flights.The Paraguayan government has closed all international borders to travel. Commercial flights have been suspended at all Paraguayan airports until further notice, with limited exceptions for repatriation flights. Non-residents of Paraguay are not permitted to transit the airport in Asuncion. The Government of Paraguay requires all persons arriving to Paraguay to remain in isolation at a government facility or designated hotel for 14 days, regardless of whether symptoms are present.  

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include: a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out
    in-person classes have been suspended for 2020; a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay; If you’re in Paraguay, follow the advice of the Paraguayan authorities. Easing of restrictions: From 4 May onwards, “smart quarantine” measures were introduced to relax nationwide measures in 4 phases. Phase 1 started on 4 May, phase 2 on 25 May, phase 3 on 15 June and phase 4 began with regional variance on 20 July. For exhaustive information on each phase, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website [https://www.mspbs.gov.py/cuarentena-inteligente.html]. Phase 1 consisted of the reopening of industries, small businesses with up to 3 people inside, and all delivery services. Phase 2 consisted of the reopening of corporate buildings with up to 50% of the workforce present and under a rotation schedule. This included civil construction, shopping centres and medium-sized businesses, hairdressers, religious services with restrictions, and moving services. Phase 3 consisted of the limited reopening of restaurants and indoor gyms by appointment only, outdoor exercise for up to two people, drive-in cinema and other cultural activities with social distancing measures. This also included individual physical activity in sports clubs and private parks, religious activities, such as baptisms and weddings, in groups of up to 20 people. Phase 4 was introduced nationwide on 20 July, with regional exceptions, set out below, that are subject to review.
    In addition to the activities permitted during Phase 1, 2 and 3, Phase 4 consists on the reopening of hotels and events in observance of health and safety protocols. In addition, religious meetings may be held with a maximum of 50 people; social gatherings with no more than 10 people; while events can reach 20 people with registration controls. The ban on all non-essential movement is in place from 11pm to 5am (Sundays to Thursdays) and from 12am to 5am (Friday to Saturday). Both Asuncion and Central departments remain on Phase 3. Paraguay’s government has imposed new ‘social quarantine’ measures for Phase 3 in Asuncion and the Central department. This consists of the restriction of movement and the sale of alcoholic beverages from 8pm to 5am every day of the week. Restaurants, emergency services and health services are exempt. Non-essential business operating hours are limited to 10am to 7pm. Physical activities are only allowed on an individual basis. Long distance transport services are restricted during this time.
    Alto Parana department has been returned to ‘Phase 0’, based on the increase of cases locally. The following activities, in compliance with sanitary protocols, are permitted in Alto Parana: opening of businesses from 5am to 5pm; visiting pharmacies and supermarkets, delivery of goods. The following industries are also permitted to operate: food supply industries, banking, agroindustry, construction work, cargo transportation, import and sale of petrol, garbage collection, government entities with minimal staff performing work. During this level of restrictions, funeral services may be performed. Bars, restaurants and gyms will remain closed. The Paraguayan government has announced that further localised restrictions may be put into place, please follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website [https://www.mspbs.gov.py/covid-19.php].

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    26.08.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights.

    *****International Restrictions
    Flights are limited with occasional repatriation/charter flights.The Paraguayan government has closed all international borders to travel. Commercial flights have been suspended at all Paraguayan airports until further notice, with limited exceptions for repatriation flights. Non-residents of Paraguay are not permitted to transit the airport in Asuncion. The Government of Paraguay requires all persons arriving to Paraguay to remain in isolation at a government facility or designated hotel for 14 days, regardless of whether symptoms are present.  

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include: a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out
    in-person classes have been suspended for 2020; a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay; If you’re in Paraguay, follow the advice of the Paraguayan authorities. Easing of restrictions: From 4 May onwards, “smart quarantine” measures were introduced to relax nationwide measures in 4 phases. Phase 1 started on 4 May, phase 2 on 25 May, phase 3 on 15 June and phase 4 began with regional variance on 20 July. For exhaustive information on each phase, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website [https://www.mspbs.gov.py/cuarentena-inteligente.html]. Phase 1 consisted of the reopening of industries, small businesses with up to 3 people inside, and all delivery services. Phase 2 consisted of the reopening of corporate buildings with up to 50% of the workforce present and under a rotation schedule. This included civil construction, shopping centres and medium-sized businesses, hairdressers, religious services with restrictions, and moving services. Phase 3 consisted of the limited reopening of restaurants and indoor gyms by appointment only, outdoor exercise for up to two people, drive-in cinema and other cultural activities with social distancing measures. This also included individual physical activity in sports clubs and private parks, religious activities, such as baptisms and weddings, in groups of up to 20 people. Phase 4 was introduced nationwide on 20 July, with regional exceptions, set out below, that are subject to review.
    In addition to the activities permitted during Phase 1, 2 and 3, Phase 4 consists on the reopening of hotels and events in observance of health and safety protocols. In addition, religious meetings may be held with a maximum of 50 people; social gatherings with no more than 10 people; while events can reach 20 people with registration controls. The ban on all non-essential movement is in place from 11pm to 5am (Sundays to Thursdays) and from 12am to 5am (Friday to Saturday). Both Asuncion and Central departments remain on Phase 3. Alto Parana department has been returned to ‘Phase 0’, based on the increase of cases locally. The following activities, in compliance with sanitary protocols, are permitted in Alto Parana: opening of businesses from 5am to 5pm,; visiting pharmacies and supermarkets, delivery of goods.;The following industries are also permitted to operate: food supply industries, banking
    agroindustry, construction work, cargo transportation, import and sale of petrol, garbage collection, government entities with minimal staff performing work. During this level of restrictions, funeral services may be performed. Bars, restaurants and gyms will remain closed. The Paraguayan government has announced that further localised restrictions may be put into place, please follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website [https://www.mspbs.gov.py/covid-19.php].

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    04.08.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights.

    *****International Restrictions
    A limited number of repariation flights are being operated by embassies. Borders will remain closed for non-resident foreigners until further notice. Those granted entry to Paraguay must comply with the self-isolation requirement for 14 days. All passenger flights have been suspended until further notice.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include: a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out
    in-person classes have been suspended until December 2020, a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay, If you’re in Paraguay, follow the advice of the Paraguayan authorities.
    From 4 May onwards, “smart quarantine” measures were introduced to relax nationwide measures in 4 phases. Phase 1 started on 4 May, phase 2 on 25 May, phase 3 on 15 June and phase 4 began with regional variance on 20 July. For exhaustive information on each phase, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).[ https://www.mspbs.gov.py/cuarentena-inteligente.html].
    Phase 1 consisted of the reopening of industries, small businesses with up to 3 people inside, and all delivery services.
    Phase 2 consisted of the reopening of corporate buildings with up to 50% of the workforce present and under a rotation schedule. This included civil construction, shopping centres and medium-sized businesses, hairdressers, religious services with restrictions, and moving services.
    Phase 3 consisted of the limited reopening of restaurants and indoor gyms by appointment only, outdoor exercise for up to two people, drive-in cinema and other cultural activities with social distancing measures. This also included individual physical activity in sports clubs and private parks, religious activities, such as baptisms and weddings, in groups of up to 20 people.
    Phase 4 was introduced nationwide on 20 July, with the exception of Asuncion, Central and Alto Parana departments, subject to review.
    In addition to the activities permitted during Phase 1, 2 and 3, Phase 4 consists on the reopening of hotels and events in observance of health and safety protocols. In addition, religious meetings may be held with a maximum of 50 people; social gatherings with no more than 10 people; while events can reach 20 people with registration controls. The ban on all non-essential movement is in place from 11pm to 5am (Sundays to Thursdays) and from 12am to 5am (Friday to Saturday).The Paraguayan government has announced that further localised restrictions may be put into place, please follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish) [https://www.mspbs.gov.py/covid-19.php].

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    27.07.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights.

    *****International Restrictions
    A limited number of repariation flights are being operated by embassies. Borders will remain closed for non-resident foreigners until further notice. Those granted entry to Paraguay must comply with the self-isolation requirement for 14 days. All passenger flights have been suspended until further notice.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include: a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out
    in-person classes have been suspended until December 2020, a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay, If you’re in Paraguay, follow the advice of the Paraguayan authorities.
    From 4 May onwards, “smart quarantine” measures were introduced to relax nationwide measures in 4 phases. Phase 1 started on 4 May, phase 2 on 25 May, phase 3 on 15 June and phase 4 will begin on 20 July, subject to review. For exhaustive information on each phase, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish).[ https://www.mspbs.gov.py/cuarentena-inteligente.html]. Phase 1 consisted of the reopening of industries, small businesses with up to 3 people inside, and all delivery services. Phase 2 consisted of the reopening of corporate buildings with up to 50% of the workforce present and under a rotation schedule. This includes, civil construction, shopping centres and medium-sized businesses, hairdressers (up to 30 minutes per appointment), religious services (such as weddings and baptisms) with no more than ten people present, and moving services. This is to be carried out in compliance with strict health and safety measures, including the washing of hands coming in and out of venues/sites, mandatory physical distancing and the wearing of face masks at all times. Phase 3 of the “Smart Quarantine” was introduced nationwide on 15 June, and has been extended to 19 July, with the exception of the Paraguarí and Concepción Departments, which will remain in Phase 2, with the local government controlling circulation at main access points to those Departments. Phase 3 includes the limited reopening of restaurants and indoor gyms by appointment only, outdoor exercise for up to two people, drive-in cinema and other cultural activities with social distancing measures. This also includes individual physical activity in sports clubs and private parks, religious activities such as baptisms and weddings, in groups of up to 20 persons. The ban on all non-essential movement is in place from 11pm to 5am (Sundays to Thursdays) and from 12am to 5am (Friday to Saturday). The Paraguayan government has announced that further localised restrictions may be put into place, please follow local government guidelines stated on the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish) [https://www.mspbs.gov.py/covid-19.php].

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    13.07.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights.

    *****International Restrictions
    Borders will remain closed for non-resident foreigners until further notice. Those granted entry to Paraguay must comply with the self-isolation requirement for 14 days. All passenger flights have been suspended until further notice. Neighboring countries have also imposed border and travel restrictions – Argentina,  Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panamá, Peru, and Uruguay.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include:

    a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out
    in-person classes have been suspended until December 2020
    a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay
    If you’re in Paraguay, follow the advice of the Paraguayan authorities.

    Easing of restrictions
    From 4 May onwards, “smart quarantine” measures were introduced to relax nationwide measures in 4 phases. Phase 1 started on 4 May, phase 2 on 25 May, phase 3 on 15 June and phase 4 will begin on 20 July, subject to review. For exhaustive information on each phase, visit the Paraguayan Ministry of Health website (in Spanish) [https://www.mspbs.gov.py/cuarentena-inteligente.html].
    Phase 1 consisted of the reopening of industries, small businesses with up to 3 people inside, and all delivery services.
    Phase 2 consisted of the reopening of corporate buildings with up to 50% of the workforce present and under a rotation schedule. This includes, civil construction, shopping centres and medium-sized businesses, hairdressers (up to 30 minutes per appointment), religious services (such as weddings and baptisms) with no more than ten people present, and moving services. This is to be carried out in compliance with strict health and safety measures, including the washing of hands coming in and out of venues/sites, mandatory physical distancing and the wearing of face masks at all times.
    Phase 3 of the “Smart Quarantine” was introduced nationwide on 15 June, and has been extended to 19 July, with the exception of the Paraguarí and Concepción Departments, which will remain in Phase 2, with the local government controlling circulation at main access points to those Departments.
    Phase 3 includes the limited reopening of restaurants and indoor gyms by appointment only, outdoor exercise for up to two people, drive-in cinema and other cultural activities with social distancing measures.
    This also includes individual physical activity in sports clubs and private parks, religious activities such as baptisms and weddings, in groups of up to 20 persons.
    The ban on all non-essential movement is in place from 11pm to 5am (Sundays to Thursdays) and from 12am to 5am (Friday to Saturday).
    The Paraguayan government has announced the total closure of the city of San Roque González de Santa Cruz for a period of 15 days, starting on 9 June, and the city will return to the total lockdown phase.

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    03.07.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights.

    *****International Restrictions
    Borders will remain closed for non-resident foreigners until further notice. Those granted entry to Paraguay must comply with the self-isolation requirement for 14 days. All passenger flights have been suspended until further notice. Neighboring countries have also imposed border and travel restrictions – Argentina,  Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panamá, Peru, and Uruguay.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency and entered Phase 3 of the Intelligent Quarantine Plan on 15 June except in the Departments of Paraguarí and Concepción which remain in Phase 2. Phase 3 has been extended until 19 July however the Paraguay government has publicly announced that Phase 3 measures may be reversed if there is an increase in COVID-19 cases. For a complete list of permitted activities, please visit the Ministry of Health website [https://www.mspbs.gov.py/cuarentena-inteligente.html]. In addition to the activity permitted in Phase 1 and Phase 2, Phase 3 includes: The limited reopening of restaurants by appointment only; Indoor gyms by appointment only.

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    29.06.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights.

    *****International Restrictions
    Border closure for all foreign travellers. Paraguayan nationals and residents will be permitted to enter the country; however, they will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days in military barracks. Visas issued to Chinese nationals are void. Non-residents of Paraguay are no longer permitted to transit the airport in the capital Asuncion.

    *****Internal Restrictions
    Paraguayan authorities have declared a nationwide health-related State of Emergency. Measures include: a ban on all non-essential movement nationwide. There are exceptions to buy food, go to the pharmacy or hospital, and for key workers. Stay in your accommodation unless absolutely necessary to go out
    in-person classes have been suspended until December 2020, the cancellation of mass events and gatherings (public and private) such as at cinemas, concerts and conventions, as well as religious, sports, leisure and political activities, a requirement to wear a face mask in public, including on public transport, throughout Paraguay.

    *****Relaxation Measures
    From 4 May onwards, “smart quarantine” measures will be introduced to relax nationwide measures in 4 phases. Phase 1 started on 4 May, phase 2 on 25 May, phase 3 on 15 June and phase 4 is to be confirmed. Phase 1 consists of the reopening of industries, small businesses with up to 3 people inside, and all delivery services; Phase 2 consists of the reopening of corporate buildings with up to 50% of the workforce present and under a rotation schedule. This includes, civil construction, shopping centres and medium-sized businesses, hairdressers (up to 30 minutes per appointment), religious services (such as weddings and baptisms) with no more than ten people present, and moving services. This is to be carried out in compliance with strict health and safety measures, including the washing of hands coming in and out of venues/sites, mandatory physical distancing and the wearing of face masks at all times.

    Outdoor individual physical activity, such as walking, can occur within 500 meters of a person’s home. Underage children must be accompanied by at least one adult and avoid interaction with children outside of the immediate family. Access to public and private parks for walking/running trails only is permitted but observing the following: * From 5:00am to 10:00am access for people, age 65 and older. * From 10:30am to 20:00pm access for people between the ages of 10 and 64. The use of common areas such as playgrounds, exercise machines, courts and benches are not allowed.

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    16.06.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights.

    Border closure for all foreign travellers.
    Paraguayan nationals and residents will be permitted to enter the country; however, they will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days in military barracks.
    Visas issued to Chinese nationals are void.
    Non-residents of Paraguay are no longer permitted to transit the airport in the capital Asuncion.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.00, with exceptions for essential services until at least 25 May. Vehicles with odd-numbered license plates may only travel on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, while vehicles with even-numbered license plates may only travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Checkpoints are in place along major highways to ensure travel is for essential purposes. All educational institutions and large public and private events are suspended. Masks must be worn on public transportations, and are recommended while in public places, such as the supermarket and pharmacies.

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    01.06.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights. Border closure for all foreign travellers. Paraguayan nationals and residents will be permitted to enter the country; however, they will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days in military barracks. Visas issued to Chinese nationals are void. Non-residents of Paraguay are no longer permitted to transit the airport in the capital Asuncion.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.00, with exceptions for essential services until at least 25 May. Vehicles with odd-numbered license plates may only travel on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, while vehicles with even-numbered license plates may only travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Checkpoints are in place along major highways to ensure travel is for essential purposes. All educational institutions and large public and private events are suspended. Masks must be worn on public transportations, and are recommended while in public places, such as the supermarket and pharmacies.

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    30.05.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights. Border closure for all foreign travellers. Paraguayan nationals and residents will be permitted to enter the country; however, they will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days in military barracks. Visas issued to Chinese nationals are void. Non-residents of Paraguay are no longer permitted to transit the airport in the capital Asuncion.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    A curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.00, with exceptions for essential services until at least 25 May. Vehicles with odd-numbered license plates may only travel on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, while vehicles with even-numbered license plates may only travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Checkpoints are in place along major highways to ensure travel is for essential purposes. All educational institutions and large public and private events are suspended. Masks must be worn on public transportations, and are recommended while in public places, such as the supermarket and pharmacies.

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    27.05.2020
  • Paraguay Flights to Paraguay are suspended. This does not apply to health services and repatriation flights.

    Inbound restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers until further notice. Paraguayan nationals and residents will be permitted to enter the country; however, they will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14 days in military barracks. Visas issued to Chinese nationals are void.

    Outbound restrictions:

    Commercial flights have been suspended at all Paraguayan airports until 4 May with limited exceptions for repatriation flights. Non-residents of Paraguay are no longer permitted to transit the airport in the capital Asuncion.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    All international commercial and charter flights remain suspended. A curfew is in place from 21.00 to 05.00, with exceptions for essential services until at least 25 May. Vehicles with odd-numbered license plates may only travel on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, while vehicles with even-numbered license plates may only travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Checkpoints are in place along major highways to ensure travel is for essential purposes. All educational institutions and large public and private events are suspended. Masks must be worn on public transportations, and are recommended while in public places, such as the supermarket and pharmacies.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source OSAC Travel Advisories/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
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