Paraguay travel information
The situation around the coronavirus is constantly
changing. It must therefore be expected that new
measures and restrictions can be implemented. Flights to
and from Europe will be canceled from March 14 to March
26. Most trips to Paraguay are made without any
special problems. The greatest risk is linked to profit
crime. Caution should be exercised, especially after
dark. It is recommended to inform yourself locally about
security details, as there are wide variations in
Paraguay. For more information about coronavirus, see
the section Health.
Most trips to Paraguay are made without any special
problems. The greatest risk is linked to profit crime.
Caution should be exercised, especially after dark. It
is recommended to inform yourself locally about security
details, as there are wide variations in Paraguay.
Norway is represented in Paraguay by an honorary
consulate in Asuncion.
The risk of terrorist incidents in Paraguay is
There is some crime of profit in Paraguay. Caution
should be exercised, especially after dark. Visitors
from abroad are often regarded as easy exchanges, and
may be exposed to pocket theft, purse seizure, robbery,
credit card fraud, fake money etc.
It is important to be aware of where to store
valuables such as money, passports, tickets, mobile
phones, etc. If possible, the hotel safe should be used.
It is advisable to bring as little money, jewelry and
valuables as possible when traveling in the cities.
- Countryaah: Asuncion is the capital
of Paraguay. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Theft, robbery, etc. must be reported at the nearest
Travelers should exercise caution in demonstrations,
as political manifestations can quickly increase in
suspense. It is recommended to keep a good distance from
demonstrations and follow the advice of local police.
The traffic is considerably more demanding than what
you are used to from Norway. Pedestrians are a
vulnerable group, and more caution than is usual in
Norway is recommended. Traffic accidents are a frequent
cause of death and accident in Paraguay.
If you rent a car and travel outside cities and
towns, it is important to make sure that the next gas
station is within reach, possibly with extra fuel.
Assault and robbery of cars and buses can occur,
especially at night time in less accessible areas.
Demonstrations, strikes and roadblocks occur.
Although most of these are peaceful demonstrations,
tourists are still encouraged to keep their distance, as
these can sometimes escalate and get out of control.
Paraguay is occasionally hit by floods. Travelers are
encouraged to stay up to date on regional weather
forecasts and plan their trip accordingly.
Norwegian citizens staying in Paraguay for a shorter
or longer period are encouraged to register on
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
travel insurance when traveling to Paraguay.
Local emergency numbers: Emergency number 141, police
911, ambulance (595 21) 204799, fire department 131 or
(595 21) 498777
In the event of an emergency, travelers should
contact the Norwegian authorities:
Norwegian Honorary Consulate in Asunci¨®n,
Av. España 1885
Barrio Las Mercedes (1441)
Asunci¨®n - Paraguay
Tel: +595 21 221492 - Fax: +595 21 228139
Email: [email protected]
Consul: Cristian Cibils Wilson-Smith
The Embassy of Norway in Argentina is accredited to
Real Embajada de Noruega
Carlos Pellegrini 1427, second floor
C1011AAC Buenos Aires
Tel: (+54) (0) 11 37 24 12 00
Norwegian tel: (+47) 23 95 44 00
Fax: (+54).11 4328-9048
E mail: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10.30am - 1.30pm Phone
Time: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 1.00pm and 1.30pm -
Outside the embassy's working hours, travelers can
contact the UD's 24-hour operating center on tel. (+47)
23 95 00 00 or by e-mail: [email protected]
Travelers are subject to local laws and a serious
offense can result in prison sentences that must be
served in local prisons. Norwegians who are arrested or
imprisoned have the right to contact the responsible
Norwegian authority (the embassy in Buenos Aires). The
embassy can provide a list of lawyers on request.
Norwegian travelers should follow the advice and
directions from local authorities about the consequences
for entry due to the coronavirus.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens can today travel visa-free to
Paraguay. It is the traveler's responsibility to ensure
that travel documents, any visa, etc. are valid. The
Norwegian Embassy in Buenos Aires mainly provides
information on entry rules for foreigners who wish to
travel to Norway. It is the Paraguayan authorities that
are responsible for entry regulations in Paraguay, and
therefore also have the competence to respond to
inquiries regarding these regulations. For information
on entry regulations in Paraguay, please contact the
Embajada de la Rep¨²blica del Paraguay and Suecia
(the Paraguayan embassy in Sweden also covers Norway)
Stureplan 4C, 4th floor, 11435 Stockholm, Sweden.
Tel.: +46 8 463-3207
Fax: +46 8 463-1010
Email: [email protected]
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign
Direcci¨®n General de Migraciones (Immigration
Caballero N ¡ã 201 esquina Eligio Ayala,
Asunci¨®n del Paraguay, Paraguay
Tel.: + 595 21 446-066/446-673/492-908
Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian
travelers should keep abreast of how the coronavirus is
developing in the country. Follow local authorities'
advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not create
travel advice because of the risk of infection. It is
the Public Health Institute that provides health
professional travel advice. You can find more
information and guidance from Norwegian health
authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of
Information from the Paraguayan authorities is
available (in Spanish) on the website of the Ministry of
Health in Paraguay.
The situation is constantly changing. It must
therefore be expected that new measures and restrictions
can be implemented.
Travelers are advised to consult a doctor or
specialist in travel medicine well in advance of the
trip to assess health risk and necessary vaccines.
Reference is made to the Institute of Public Health, for
official health professional travel advice and health
professional guidance to Norwegians when traveling
abroad. There are both dengue fever and yellow fever in
the country, and vaccination is recommended.
If you have these diseases, you can treat, among
other things. at the following hospitals;
IMT (Instituto de Medicina Tropical)
Avenida Venezuela, at the intersection with the street
Tel. 292 653 or 292 654
The time difference to Paraguay (GMT - 3) is four
hours after Norway (six hours when there is daylight
saving time in Norway).
The power supply in Paraguay is 220 volts.
The area code for calls from Norway to Paraguay is +
Currency unit and credit card: The currency unit in
Paraguay is guaran¨ª (PYG). Credit cards are accepted at
most hotels, restaurants and shops.
Driving in Paraguay requires an international
driver's license. This is obtained prior to entry,
through NAF, (Norwegian Automobile Association), KNA
(Royal Norwegian Automobile Club) or MA (Motorists'
Spanish and Guarani are official languages of
Paraguay. English and other languages are poorly