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 be permitted to enter Paraguay from March 18 to March 31.  This is in addition to the cancellation of direct flights from Europe beginning March 14.  The U.S. Embassy urges all U.S. citizens who plan to depart Paraguay to do so as soon as they can while commercial flights remain readily available.

The Paraguayan Ministry of Health (in Spanish) requests recent travelers who experience a fever, cough, or respiratory distress contact the Ministry of Health at (0983) 87 92 75.  Visit the website of the Ministry of Health for additional information on these measures.

U.S. government personnel are on reduced work schedules and encouraging social distancing. Personnel are further advised to avoid large gatherings and minimize non-essential travel.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.

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 the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.

Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

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.


U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay
1776 Mariscal Lopez Avenue

Asunción, Paraguay

+(595) (21) 213-715
+(595) (21) 229-581 (after hours)
U.S. Embassy web page

State Department  – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Paraguay Country Information

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