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Paraguay travel informationThe 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.

Safety

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 considered low.

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 police station.

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 reiseregistrering.no.

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: consul@noruega.org.py
Consul: Cristian Cibils Wilson-Smith

The Embassy of Norway in Argentina is accredited to Paraguay.

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: emb.buenosaires@mfa.no
Website: www.norway.no/argentina/

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10.30am - 1.30pm Phone Time: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 1.00pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm

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: UDops@mfa.no

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.

Entry

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 country's authorities:

In Norway:
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: sueciaembaparsc@mre.gov.py
In Paraguay:
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Website: http://www.mre.gov.py/
Direcci¨®n General de Migraciones (Immigration Authorities)
Head office:
Caballero N ¡ã 201 esquina Eligio Ayala,
Asunci¨®n del Paraguay, Paraguay
Tel.: + 595 21 446-066/446-673/492-908
Website: http://www.migraciones.gov.py/

Health

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 situation.

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 Public Health.

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.

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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 Florida, Asuncion.
Tel. 292 653 or 292 654

Practical information

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 + 595.

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' Association).

Spanish and Guarani are official languages ​​of Paraguay. English and other languages ​​are poorly mastered.

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