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Paraguay travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Open for travel from Paraguay
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Paraguay.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Paraguay.
Flight Restrictions

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

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
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.  

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Enhanced screening upon arrival (temperature control and medical evaluation for those presenting symptoms).

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over, except as mentioned below.
Generally not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to the city of Asunción.

Malaria (2019)
Very low risk of malaria; last indigenous case was in 2011. Some receptivity and vulnerability persist in
historically endemic departments such as Alto Paraná, Canindeyú and Caaguazú, exclusively for P. vivax.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: A

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  • 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 [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/c8fbf3b3-a39d-489a-b9a2-185718411a21]
    [https://py.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice]
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