Paraguay (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Health test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 20.07.2021
1. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT and RT-PCR.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers who are 10 years or younger;
– until 20 July 2021, passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT and RT-PCR.
– effective 21 July 2021, passengers with a positive COVID-19 test result issued at least 14 days and at most 90 days before arrival. Tests accepted are: antigen, LAMP, NAAT and RT-PCR.
3. Passengers must have medical insurance to cover COVID-19 expenses.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
– passengers younger than 18 years who are children of nationals of Paraguay.
4. Passengers must complete a “Traveler’s Health Information” at most 24 hours before departure
at https://tinyurl.com/2er8ee42 . This will generate a QR code which must be presented upon arrival.
5. Until 20 July 2021, passengers arriving from Brazil are subject to quarantine for 7 days.
6. Effective 21 July 2021, passengers are subject to quarantine for 5 days.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Non-resident foreign nationals are now permitted to enter Paraguay by air, so long as they follow health protocols. Non-resident passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result (taken at most 72 hours before arrival at an authorized laboratory in the country of departure or of transit).

Paraguayan nationals without a negative COVID-19 result will be subject to quarantine for 14 days. Foreign travelers must have international medical insurance with coverage of coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment costs (this does not apply to travelers arriving from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay or Venezuela).

Everyone must fill out a Traveler’s Health information form online, at most 24 hours before departure.
 

Lockdown Details

Commercial activities:

-Businesses can operate in well-ventilated environments between the permitted hours, with use of facemasks, work in crews to limit contact and promoting the sale of products on a delivery and pickup basis
-Restaurants can operate within the permitted hours, promoting delivery and pickup services or on a reservation and client registration
-Essential businesses such as pharmacies, delivery services and call centres can operate on a 24 hour basis

Academic activities:

-In-classroom lessons will be virtual or hybrid
-Higher education lessons will continue to be virtual

Social activities:

-Social events in public and private venues are allowed for a maximum duration of 4 hours, with up to 50 people in closed spaces with adequate ventilation and up to 100 people in outdoor spaces and a person responsible for the event, with prior individual registration, mandatory use of facemasks and observing a 2-metre social distancing. No bars or dance floors are allowed
-Social events in private homes can take place with up to 12 people
-Children’s events are permitted

Physical activities:

-Physical activities, non-contact sports and group classes are allowed in academies, gyms and other sport related spaces, based on a reservation, registration of client details and observing a 4-metre social distancing.

Cultural and Religious activities:

-Cultural activities can take place with up 75 people in closed spaces and up to 150 people in outdoors or open spaces, observing a 2-metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures

-Religious services with up to 75 people are permitted in closed spaces and up to 150 people in open spaces, observing a 2 metre social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, with preassigned seating, previous registration and in compliance with sanitary measures
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/paraguay/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co