Health Alert – Government of Paraguay Updates Entry Requirements – U. S. Embassy Asunción, Paraguay August 20, 2021

Location: Asunción, Paraguay

Event: Government of Paraguay Updates Entry Requirements

Starting August 21, 2021 the Paraguayan government will no longer require mandatory quarantine for incoming travelers who have been fully vaccinated.  The pre-arrival COVID-19 test requirement now includes the option to take an antigen tests as well as RT-PCR tests to enter the country.  The new policy will be in place for 30 days.  For more information about this new entry requirement please click here.

From August 21, all individuals over the age of 12, regardless of vaccine status must take a an RT-PCR/LAMP/NAAT 72 hours before embarkation or an antigen test 24 hours before embarkation.

Fully vaccinated travelers must present a negative test result, the Paraguayan health declaration, and a certificate of vaccination or vaccination card (such as the CDC vaccination card) issued by their country’s health authority upon embarkation and arrival.  Fully vaccinated travelers 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 travel to Paraguay must present the negative test result and the Paraguayan health declaration upon embarkation and arrive.  Travelers 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 arrival in Paraguay all individuals over the age of 12, regardless of vaccination status, should take a RT-PCR test from a public or private lab authorized by the Central Laboratory of the Public Health 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.

Minors under the age of 12 are not required to take a test.

Those individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14-90 days also may enter without a current test if they have documentation from their health care provider and laboratory results showing positive antigens.

Foreigners not residing in the country or within another MERCOSUR country must present international medical insurance with complete health coverage to include attention to COVID-19 cases, tests, and more.

Within 24 hours of entering the country, all air travelers must complete the following Ministry of Health form.