Travel to Paraguay

Paraguay: travel information, diplomatic representations

How do you get to Paraguay?

Europeans will usually fly to Paraguay as it is the cheapest, most convenient and fastest way to get into the country.

Air connections

Asunción is served by several European airlines.

The airline TAM-Mercosur – Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur – is the domestic American branch of the Brazilian company TAM. There are no direct connections from Frankfurt/M, Vienna or Zurich. Iberia flies to Paraguay via Madrid and São Paulo (Brazil). VARIG (RG) flies via São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro to Asunción from Frankfurt/M., Munich or Paris. Flight time: Frankfurt – Asunción: 14-18 hours.

Travel in the country

Flight connections

The Mercosur Airpass is valid on all routes of the participating airlines within Argentina, Brazil, Chile (with the exception of Easter Island), Paraguay and Uruguay. Airlines: Austral (AU), Lan Chile (LA), LAPA (MJ), Pluna (PU), VASP, TAM and VARIG (RG) with the subsidiaries Nordeste (JH) and Rio Sur (SL). The pass is valid for a stay of a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 30 days and is only available to passengers who purchase an international round-trip ticket and who are not resident in South America. Two countries must be visited. Also the Visit South America Air Passis valid on all routes from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile (with the exception of Easter Island), Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. It offers similar conditions. There are 33 domestic flight destinations from Asunción.


An extensive bus network connects Asunción with the whole country. Buses are the cheapest means of travel in the country.

Road traffic

Only about 10% of the roads are paved. Diesel fuel is significantly cheaper and gasoline a little cheaper than in Europe. As far as the Paraguayan driving style is concerned, it is – to put it carefully – death-defying. Nobody stops at stop signs, red lights or for passers-by. The one who is strongest has the right of way, so – who is surprised – large trucks and buses will hardly give way to anyone. A mass of high-speed motorcycles rounds off the picture of the urban traffic chaos.

Rental car

Cars can be rented from almost all major international companies such as CarConcept, Alamo, Avis, Hertz, National or Europcar, as well as from domestic providers. Anyone who decides to rent a car in Asunción should, however, pay close attention to the condition of the rental car, as the streets in the city are sometimes in very poor condition and each shock absorber is very clogged. Above all, the speed bollards should be taken seriously and run over slowly. Otherwise they can cause serious damage. Some roads are not paved at all.

The driver must be over 21 years old, a national driver’s license is sufficient, a credit card is required. Vehicles can be rented at Asunción airport or at the tourist information.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, Paraguay’s international license plate is:


Paraguay: Diplomatic missions

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Paraguay embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Representations of Paraguay in Germany

The building of the Embassy of Paraguay is located on Hardenbergstrasse on Steinplatz in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district. Opposite are, for example, some buildings of the Technical University (TU Berlin). Since there are hardly any parking spaces in the vicinity of the embassy, it is highly recommended to use public transport or a taxi. Not too far away is the “Zoologischer Garten” train station with long-distance and local transport connections as well as with the underground lines U2 and U9. In the other direction is the underground station “Ernst-Reuter-Platz” on the underground line U2.

Embassy of Paraguay

Hardenbergstr. 12

10623 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 31 99 86 10


Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Paraguay

Neuer Wall 13

20354 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 – 040 – 88 16 61 65


Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Paraguay in Munich

Robert-Koch-Strasse 30A

82031 Munich-Grünwald

Tel: 0049 – 089 – 69379526


Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Paraguay in Wiesbaden

Mainzer Straße 98-102

65189 Wiesbaden

Tel: 0049 – 0611 – 170804


You can find further honorary consulates in: Potsdam and Stuttgart

German representations in Paraguay

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Asuncíon

Avenida Venezuela 241

Casilla de Correo 471


Tel: 00595 – 21 – 21 40 09



Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ciudad del Este

Avenida Paraná 77, Paraná Country Club


Tel: 00595 – 61 – 57 77 37


Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Encarnación

Calle Jorge Memmel 631


Tel: 00595 – 71 – 20 40 41

00595 – 71 – 20 33 35


Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Colonia Neuland

Avenida Primero de Febrero

Neu-Halbstadt/Colonia Neuland

Tel: 00595 – 493 – 24 03 19


Austrian representations in Paraguay


The embassy in Argentina is responsible .

Honorary Consulate in Ascunión

Av. Aviadores del Chaco 1690, Casilla de Correo 582


Tel: 00595 – 21 – 61 33 16


Representations of Paraguay in Austria

Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Vienna

Prinz Eugen Strasse 8/1/2/7

1040 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 505 46 74


Honorary Consulate

Josephstrasse 13

3100 St. Pölten

Tel: 0043 – (0) 2742 – 722 22 in St. Pölten

Swiss representations in Paraguay

Swiss Embassy in Asuncion

Juan E. O’Leary 409 esq. EstrellaEdificio “Parapiti” 4 ° piso, Ofs. 419/23

1225 Asunción

Tel: 00595 – 21 – 448 022

00595 – 21 – 490 848


Representations of Paraguay in Switzerland

Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Bern

Kramgasse 58

3000 Bern 8

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 312 32 22

0041 – (0) 31 – 312 32 34


Consulat de la République du Paraguay

Rue de la Serre 4

Case postale 2012

2001 Neuchâtel 1

Tel: 0041 – (0) 32 – 913 75 20

Paraguay: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations and Warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Paraguay, the following infectious diseases are to be expected in Germany and Central and Northern Europe:

  • Malaria, there is a rather low risk in the following rural areas: Caaguazú, Alto Paraná, Canendiyú and a low risk in the border areas with Brazil and Bolivia. In the rest of the country, especially in the cities, there is no risk of malaria infection. Less than 5% of the infections occur with the very dangerous malaria tropica, the rest with malaria tertiana.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Chagas disease
  • cholera
  • Dengue fever disease
  • Intestinal infections caused by contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Filariasis
  • Yellow fever, which has now become a major problem
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Lambliasis
  • Leishmaniasis Disease
  • Polio, polio
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • typhus
  • Tick bite fever

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Paraguay, the following vaccinations recommended:

  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis A and B should always exist in the home country.
  • Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist in the home country.
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country.
  • Rabies, but only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals
  • Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Compulsory vaccination

As mentioned above, all persons who are older than one year and who come from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO are required to be vaccinated against yellow fever.

Yellow fever vaccination for children

In most of the countries where a yellow fever vaccination is compulsory, this also applies to children aged one year and in some countries even from six months. It should be noted that

vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two-thirds of those affected were children under six months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided.

Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling in the country, it is advisable to undergo malaria prophylaxis. However, if the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a “stand-by preparation” with you.

Current warnings

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizen Service

Telephone: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

Currency, bank opening hours

The national currency of Paraguay is:

Guaraní (PYG) = 100 Centímos (cts)

The banks are open Monday through Friday between 8:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.


Shop opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Travel to Paraguay