Paraguay presents relatively few health problems for travelers.

  • There are occasional minor outbreaks of dengue fever, but no malaria.
  • Carry sunscreen, a hat and plenty of bottled water to avoid becoming dehydrated.
  • Avoid cheap condom brands.

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Before You Go

Recommended Vaccinations

Theoretically you can be asked for a yellow-fever vaccination certificate at the border.

Health Insurance

Private healthcare is expensive. Make sure you have valid insurance.

In Paraguay

Availability & Cost of Health Care

Private hospitals are better than public hospitals, and those in Asunción, Ciudad del Este and Encarnación are the best. If you need treatment, get yourself to one of those cities rather than using a clinic in a smaller town.

Tap Water

Water is drinkable in the cities, but avoid it in the countryside. In the Chaco it is positively salty.