For legal entry to Paraguay you need a visa. You can enter Paraguay by plane, by bus or by boat. In the past, Paraguay had a rail link with Argentina, but this has been discontinued.In Paraguay, there is enormous contra
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Paraguay Travel warnings
For legal entry to Paraguay you need a visa. You can enter Paraguay by plane, by bus or by boat. In the past, Paraguay had a rail link with Argentina, but this has been discontinued.1In Paraguay, there is enormous contra
Paraguay, a land of great natural beauty, has a long history of political turmoil and repression of basic human rights. The present judicial system and all public institutions were shaped by several decades of military
Recommended vaccinations for Paraguay
Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.
Yellow fever is a virus infection, which cause a serious hepatitis. The vaccine provides protection for 10 years after a single injection. Countries where yellow fever is present are entitled to request a valid certificate documenting a vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before entry. The certificate is a stamp in the WHO yellow book.
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)
Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months. The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .
Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.
Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.
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John, we have some safety tips that might help you: http://safety.worldnomads.com/paraguay Phil at the safetry hub read more »over 3 years ago
My American teens want to visit their grandmother in Paraguay. Is it safe for them to travel solo and start there for the summer?
Jill, assuming we're talking 18 or 19 not 13 or 14 there shouldn't be too much of a problem, but they're going to have to learn pretty quickly about staying ... read more »almost 5 years ago