Dangers & Annoyances

Police

Paraná's Polícia Militar inaugurated a tourist-only arm in 2016, with a downtown booth as well as a main office in Vila Yolanda.

Polícia Federal At the Argentina border.

Polícia Federal At the Paraguay border.

Embassies & Consulates

Entry & Exit Formalities

Many nationalities can enter Argentina without a visa, but double-check before you arrive or at the Argentine Consulate. Argentina had suspended the reciprocity fee that previously saddled Americans, Australians and Canadians with a hefty bill to cross into the country at time of writing, but it's always best to check ahead.

For Paraguay, Americans ($160), Australians ($135) and Canadians ($150) need a visa – though not unless you go beyond Ciudad del Este. Get this in advance at home or from the Paraguayan Consulate in Foz.

Internet Access

Most hotels and hostels offer internet access; downtown Foz has public wi-fi.

Money

Post

Tourist Information

The region’s tourist board has an excellent website, a toll-free English-speaking information line, maps and detailed info about the area. The main office is in Vila Yolanda, out of town on Av das Cataratas toward the falls, reachable on bus 120. Other branches are at the airport, long-distance bus station and local bus station.