PARAGUAY – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
Exercise normal precautions in Paraguay. Some areas have increased crime risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Exercise increased caution in:
- Amambay, Alto Paraná, Canindeyu, San Pedro, and Concepcion departments due to crime.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Paraguay.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Paraguay has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
If you decide to travel to Paraguay:
- Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Country Security Report for Paraguay.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Departments of Amambay, Alto Paraná, Canindeyu, San Pedro, and Concepcion – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Transnational criminal elements are active and engage in illicit trafficking of arms, narcotics, and goods in these departments, which are located along Paraguay’s northeastern border with Brazil. Police presence is limited.
U.S. government personnel must provide advance notice when traveling to these areas.
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.