Paraguay – Covid-19 – Immigration update

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Update: October 23th, 2020

Entry requirements announced as air, land borders reopen

What is the change?

The government of Paraguay reopened land borders on Oct. 15 and air borders on Oct. 21.<§p>

Key points:

  • All citizens and residents of Paraguay and foreign nationals who enter via air or land must quarantine for 14 days after arrival. The quarantine can be reduced to seven days if the person can show negative PCR test results taken within 72 hours before entering the country and has a second negative test result on the seventh day of quarantine.
  • Individuals who make an air or land entry and stay less than seven days do not need to quarantine, however, they must show negative COVID-19 test results taken within 72 hours before entering the country. They must provide proof that their duration of stay in the country will be less than seven days.
  • Additional requirements apply to individuals who enter Paraguay through air travel.
    • Travelers must fill out a health card 24 hours before their trip.
    • Travelers must present negative PCR tests at the airline counter in order to qualify for a seven day quarantine.
    • Foreign nationals must have medical insurance that covers COVID-19 outpatient care, hospitalization and ICU care.

Paraguay’s borders are still closed and only citizens, permanent residents and authorized foreign nationals may make entry at this time. New protocols are expected to take place when the borders open.

Update: March 26th, 2020

Border closed, preventive social isolation implemented

What is the change?

Paraguay has temporally closed its border in response to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points

  • Border closure. Effective March 24 until March 29, Paraguay has closed its borders to all non-Paraguayan and non-resident foreign nationals, excluding members of diplomatic missions and international organizations with authorized entry. 
  • Flights suspended. Paraguay has suspended all inbound and outbound commercial and private flights until April 12. This deadline may be extended and does not apply to cargo service aircraft and aircraft that provide medical, relief and relief services, and foreign nationals who are repatriating.
  • Self- quarantine. Those entering the country from abroad will be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Social isolation. The government has introduced general preventative isolation from March 21 until March 28. During this time, all Paraguayan and foreign nationals must remain in their place of residence, and may only leave for essential travel such as stocking up on food, medicines, and cleaning supplies. Effective March 29, the government will enforce social isolation from 8:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. nationwide, meaning that non-necessary travel will be banned during these hours.
  • Immigration services. Paraguayan embassies have temporarily limited their services to all except Paraguayans returning to the country, and members of Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations with authorized income

Employers should anticipate that the border closure will significantly disrupt business and work travel to and from Paraguay. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

Sophie Carlei

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