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Paraguay travel restrictions

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Open for travel from Paraguay
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers travelling to Paraguay must hold:
    • A negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test certificate from an authorised laboratory obtained within 72 hours prior to departure,
    • Valid health insurance that covers Covid-19,
    • A completed Traveller’s Health Form (Ficha de Salud del Viajero), and
    • A Sworn Declaration of Responsibility (Declaración Jurada).
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Flight Restrictions

published 26.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure.

Passengers must have an international medical insurance with coverage of Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment costs.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay or Venezuela.

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.

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Quarantine

published 26.10.2020

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to quarantine.

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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Full Restrictions

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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/
    Covid19 Country Link/
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