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, while vehicles with even-numbered license plates may only travel on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The order includes limited exceptions for the preservation of life, health, safety, or security.
The Paraguayan government recommends all persons wear a mask or other face covering during visits to supermarkets, stores, pharmacies, service stations, or any other location where people gather. A mask or other face covering is required to use public buses. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control also recommends the use of cloth face covers in addition to other social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information, please visit the CDC website.
U.S. government personnel are working from home until April 19. No routine consular services will be offered in that time. To arrange emergency services, such as emergency passport renewal, please email ParaguayACS@state.gov. For life or death emergencies, please continue to call 021-213-715 and follow the prompts, if you are calling from within Paraguay or 1-888-407-4747 if you are calling from the United States.
Actions to Take:
Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Paraguay.
Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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