Updated: March 26, 2020
- Paraguay has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Paraguayan Ministry of Health states there is community transmission of the virus. The Paraguayan Ministry of Health website has information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and maintains a case counter.
- From March 20 to March 28, the Government of Paraguay has ordered all persons in Paraguay to remain in their homes except for necessary travel to obtain food, medicine, medical care, or cleaning supplies. The order includes limited exceptions for the preservation of life, health, safety, or security.
- The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay is offering passport, visa, and other services on an emergency-only basis. No regular consular services will be offered from March 20 to March 28. Persons seeking consular services related to an emergency should visit the Visas and U.S. Citizen services pages for instructions on requesting an appointment.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- 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 Paraguayan government is prohibiting the entrance of non-residents, with limited exceptions, from March 18 to March 30. Paraguay has also closed several border crossings to the movement of people.
- Non-residents of Paraguay are no longer permitted to transit the airport in Asuncion.
- Multiple neighboring countries have also imposed border and travel restrictions – please see the webpages for Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panamá, Peru and Uruguay.
- Paraguay requires all persons arriving to Paraguay to remain in isolation in their own homes until the 14-day incubation period has passed, regardless of whether symptoms are present. For more information please click here. (Paraguayan Ministry of Health)
- On March 10, the Paraguayan government issued a decree suspending schools and all public and private gatherings for 15 days. Parks, bars, theaters and other public venues are closed. The government urged all public and private institutions, to move immediately to social distancing and maximum teleworking.
- Starting on March 16, the Paraguayan government has established a curfew between 08:00 PM and 04:00 AM in which circulation of persons and vehicles would be restricted.
- If you were potentially exposed to COVID-19 and/or have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, dial 154.