Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – Nov 24, 2020

Location: Downtown Asuncion Event: As of the morning of November 24, 2020, there are 7,000 protesters in downtown Asuncion near the National Congress and Government Palace with crowds and vehicular congestion growing. We remind U.S. citizens to always exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations, or avoid them if …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information   Last updated: November 23, 2020 Country-Specific Information:   Paraguay has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Paraguayan Ministry of Health states there is community transmission of the virus. Their  website  has information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and maintains a case counter. The Minister of Education has  announced  in-person classes will be suspended until December …

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Alert: Events in NE Paraguay – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (14-September-2020)

Location: Paraguay, Concepcion Department. Event: Following the Sep 2 Paraguayan government operation against EPP elements and the Sep 9 EPP kidnapping of former vice president Oscar Denis, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise increased caution traveling in Concepcion Department and other parts of NE Paraguay.  As noted in our existing  Travel Advisory , “Transnational criminal elements are active and engage in illicit trafficking of arms, …

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Travel Alert Level 3 – U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay

Reconsider travel to Paraguay due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory . Read the Department of State’s   COVID-19 page   before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Paraguay due to COVID-19. Paraguay has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy’s  COVID-19 page  for more information …

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Alert: Repatriation Opportunities July 1 and July 7 – U.S. Embassy Asuncion (June 24, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Asuncion’s American Citizen Services unit wishes to make you aware of two potential flight opportunities to depart Paraguay. On July 1, 2020, the Mexican Embassy in cooperation with a local tour agency, Maral, will run a Copa Airlines operated flight from Asuncion to Mexico City (with a refueling stop in Panama).  The price is $690.  Tickets include …

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Alert: Repatriation Opportunities Today, July 1, July 7 – U.S. Embassy Asuncion (June 22, 2020)

U.S. Embassy Asuncion’s American Citizen Services unit wishes to make you aware of three potential flight opportunities to depart Paraguay.  Today, June 22, 2020, at 1:00 PM Paranair will run a flight from Asuncion to Sao Paulo.  Commercial flights are available from Sao Paulo to Miami and Houston.  The price is $427.  Tickets are still available for online at www.paranair.com, by …

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June 2 Eastern Charter Flight (May 19, 2020)

Note: This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will be sure to highlight any new information from previous emails. Dear U.S. Citizens in Paraguay, Eastern Airlines has scheduled a direct sales charter flight from Asuncion to Miami on June 2, 2020. To reserve a seat, …

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Eastern Airlines Charter to Miami on April 23 – U.S. Embassy Asuncion

Dear U.S. Citizens in Paraguay,  Eastern will offer a direct sales charter departing Asuncion for Miami on the morning of Thursday, April 23. Eastern is in the process of obtaining permissions for the flight and the exact time may shift.  The ticket price is $1600. Two pieces of checked luggage up to 70 lb (31 kg) each are permitted with each ticket and a third and fourth piece …

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Scam Alert: Remain Vigilant for COVID-19 Related Scams – U.S. Embassy Asuncion

Event: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). These messages may be related to medical information, financial assistance, or charitable donations, among other topics. Cyber actors may send WhatsApp messages, tweets, emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay (April 11, 2020) Event:  The Paraguayan government has extended its  order  to all persons in Paraguay to remain in their homes until April 19.  Starting Monday, April 13, the following restrictions will apply to necessary travel to obtain food, medical care, or cleaning supplies: vehicles with odd-numbered license plates may only travel on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay (8 April 2020) Location: Paraguay Event: The Paraguayan government has extended its  order  to all persons in Paraguay to remain in their homes until April 19. Necessary travel to obtain food, medical care, or cleaning supplies is still permitted. The order includes limited exceptions for the preservation of life, health, safety, or …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay (30 March 2020)

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay (30 March 2020)   Location: Paraguay  Event: The Paraguayan government has extended its order to close all international borders until further notice. Cargo will still be permitted to cross the borders. Commercial flights continue to be suspended at all Paraguayan airports, with limited exceptions for repatriation flights.   At the moment, we do not have any …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay (March 28, 2020)

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay (March 28, 2020) Location:  Paraguay Event:  The Paraguayan government has extended its  order  to all persons in Paraguay to remain in their homes until April 12.  Necessary travel to obtain food, medical care, or cleaning supplies is still permitted.  The order includes limited exceptions for the preservation of life, …

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Health Alert: Border Closure, U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (March 24, 2020)

Event:  The Paraguayan government has announced all international borders will close to travel from March 25 to March 29. Cargo will still be permitted to cross the borders. Commercial flights have been suspended at all Paraguayan airports until April 12, with limited exceptions for repatriation flights. The government of Paraguay has implemented enhanced screening and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Paraguay Event:   The Government of Paraguay has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures (in Spanish) for all international travelers arriving to Paraguay.  All international travelers are required to quarantine at home for 14 days. On March 14, the Government of Paraguay announced it will partially close international borders beginning March 16.  Foreigners who do not have residency will not …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

For the latest information, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-3-health-advisory-issue.html The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay

Location:  Paraguay Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 10, the Paraguayan Ministry of Health announced there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Paraguay. The government of Paraguay …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay

Location:  Paraguay Event:  In light of emergent global health threats including dengue and novel coronavirus, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains country-specific and global health information online at www.CDC.gov .  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus to be a Public Health …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – January 8, 2020

Location: Worldwide Event:  Heightened Middle East Tension There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens worldwide.  U.S. citizens around the world are reminded to be mindful of their personal security.  U.S. Embassy Asunción will continue to monitor the overall security situation and will provide additional information …

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Event Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay

Location: Cerro Porteno Stadium in Asuncion Event: On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Asuncion will host the final match of the Copa Sudamerica tournament. Approximately 35,000 soccer fans are expected to visit Asuncion. Expect a large police presence and traffic problems near the stadium. We remind U.S. citizens to always exercise caution if in the vicinity …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – August 13, 2019

Location: Downtown Asuncion Event: There are recurring, periodic demonstrations and protests in the downtown area and throughout different locations in the country both for and against the current Paraguayan administration. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid demonstrations. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid demonstrations. Keep a low profile. Be aware of …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – August 4, 2019

Location: Asuncion and Other Metropolitan Areas Event: Due to ongoing discontent related to the power sharing agreement with Brazil, approximately 300 protesters are in the downtown microcentro area now. This area includes Palma, Presidente Franco, and Paraguayo Independiente, and all adjacent streets.  Protesters are expected to march around the entire downtown area including the Pantheon, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay – July 22, 2019

Location: Asuncion Metropolitan Area Event: Demonstrations/strikes are expected to take place on July 23, 2019 beginning at 4:00 AM.  Taxi drivers intend to protest the Uber and MUV services. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid demonstrations. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid demonstrations. Keep a low profile. Be aware of your …

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Weather Alert: Heavy Rain and Flooding throughout Paraguay

Weather Alert: Heavy Rain and flooding throughout Paraguay (May 10, 2019) Event:  Weather reports predict continued heavy rain and flooding throughout Paraguay.  Rivers are at a significantly higher level than normal. Travelers should exercise caution and be alert for possible flash flooding, high winds, and power outages as conditions may change rapidly without warning. Actions to take: Avoid flooded and …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay

Location: Downtown area of Asuncion Event: Due to a large political demonstration occurring this morning regarding election reform, the U.S. Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens to avoid the downtown area. Currently, there are about 100 protestors but more are expected to gather before today’s opening session of Congress at 9:00 a.m. Major avenues affected are …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay

Demonstration  Alert – U. S. Embassy – Asuncion,  Paraguay (March  21, 2019 starting at 8:00 a.m.) Location: Central downtown area of Asuncion (gathering starts at Parque Seminario – Kubitschek y 25 de Mayo and heads towards the Plaza Uruguaya in front of the Paraguayan Congress). Event: Campesino Demonstration U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the central downtown area …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay (February 22, 2019)

Location: The U.S. Embassy (Kubitschek y Avenida Mariscal Lopez) Event: A political demonstration to protest U.S. policy in Venezuela led by the Frente Guasu and the Partido Comunista Paraguayo is planned for 7:00 p.m. in front of the U.S. Embassy. Actions to Take: Avoid the Embassy area. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings …

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Demonstration Alert: Traffic Disruptions Throughout the Day

Due to taxi demonstrations protesting the proposed introduction of ride-sharing services in Paraguay, expect possible traffic disruptions throughout the course of the day. Major avenues affected are expected to be Artigas, Espana, Mariscal Lopez, Eusebio Ayala, Fernando De La Mora, Felix Bogado, and the downtown area. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Monitor local media …

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US Embassy closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The President of the United States has ordered a National Day of Mourning in recognition of the passing of former President George H. W. Bush.  The U.S. Embassy including the Consular Section, will be closed to the public on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Additionally the Consular Section will be closed to the public on Thursday, …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay (November 28, 2018)

Location: South of the U.S. Embassy (Kubitschek y 25 de Marzo) Actions to Take: Avoid the Embassy area. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay +(595) (21) 213-715 +(595) (21) 229-581 (after hours) ParaguayACS@state.gov U.S. Embassy web page State Department  …

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Demonstrations expected to take place on Monday August 6, 2018 at 18:00 pm

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (August 6, 2018) Location: Asuncion, Paraguay Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 18:00 in front of Congress at the Plaza de Armas located at El Paraguayo Independiente Avenue between Jejui and Manduvira cross streets. The group intends to protest alleged government …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay

Location: Paraguay, countrywide Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens abroad, including children. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings. In the past, they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (April 18, 2018 starting at 17:00)

Location: Begins two blocks east of the U.S. Embassy on Mariscal Lopez and will move to area directly in front of embassy. Event: Demonstration protesting U.S. involvement in Syria. U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid the area directly in front of the embassy during the afternoon. Actions to Take: Avoid the area directly in …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy-Asuncion, Paraguay (March 22, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m.)

Location: Central downtown area of Asuncion (gathering starts at Seminario Metropolitano – Kubitschek y 25 de Marzo and heads towards the Plaza De Armas in front of the Paraguayan Congress). Event: Campesino Demonstration U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the central downtown area tomorrow. Actions to Take: Avoid the central downtown area. Exercise caution if …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay

Location: Central downtown area of Asuncion Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on February 21, 2018 beginning at 6am and lasting all day.   The demonstration is being organized by taxi drivers who are opposed to the ridesharing service, Uber. U.S. government personnel were advised to avoid the central downtown area tomorrow. Actions to …

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Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy – Asuncion, Paraguay Message for U.S. Citizens Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 03, 2018   On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  …

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