Climate & Useful Information

Climate and Useful Information

Landlocked Paraguay is sandwiched between Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina.

There are flights to Asuncion with LATAM via Sao Paulo,  with Air Europa via Madrid and with American Airlines via Miami.

We will book flights and any ground arrangements in Paraguay together with extensions to neighbouring countries as per your requirements.

 

 

The wet season is usually from late November to early March.

 

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/paraguay/entry-requirements

Passport validity

You must hold a valid passport to enter Paraguay. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the country.

 

Yellow fever

Evidence of Yellow Fever vaccination may be required for travellers who are going to or have recently been to countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. Please see the following website:

https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/country/176/paraguay

 

Travelling with children

Special rules may apply, particularly if children are unaccompanied or only travelling with one parent or guardian.

 

 

For up-to-date advice on any vaccination requirements and any health risks associated with visiting Paraguay, please contact your local GP.

 

The following NHS website provides health information and advice for travellers to Paraguay:

http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/destinations/south-america–antarctica/paraguay.aspx

 

Please click onto the links below for up-to-date advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth office:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/paraguay

 

Help for British nationals in Paraguay

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/paraguay/travel-advice-help-and-support

 

 

It is best to travel to Paraguay with a supply of US dollars rather than trying to obtaining any Paraguayan guaranis here. Dollars can always be changed for local currency and are more widely recognised than euros or pounds.

It is always a good idea to visit an airport ATM when you land, before leaving the airport.

It is generally easy enough to travel throughout South America using bank ATMs but these are not always available in remote locations such as the Chaco, the Pantanal  or  in remote locations.

We always recommend you keep a supply of US dollars handy and make sure that notes are clean and undamaged. Torn or damaged notes (e.g. from a staple or written on) will not be accepted.

We also suggest that you have a supply of single one dollar notes as these are useful for tips for airport and station porters and for hotel staff.

Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and the better restaurants and shops but may not be accepted in small shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, nor in local markets.

In general terms, MasterCard is more widespread than Visa. It may be a good idea to take both if you have them. Usage of American Express is rare.

 

Exchange rates are subject to change at any time but the following table provides indicative information for Central and South America countries:

Paraguay is 3 hours behind GMT.

Current time in Paraguay: