Travel advice for Paraguay.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Paraguay.

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

    Local currency / ISO Code

    Guarani PYG

    Currency exchange rate

    PYG 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ PYG 0.00 (07/2015)

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    Practical Information:

    Time difference with Switzerland

    - 4 h / - 6 h during our summer time

    National language

    Official language

    Spanish

    Language capabilities

    English

    Capital

    Asunción

    Country code for calling Switzerland

    002 41 (tralasciare lo zero della rete Svizzera)

    Voltage

    220 volt / adapter recommended

    Travel documents for Swiss citizens

    Passport still valid after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

    Swiss Embassy / Consulate

    Asunción, Juan E. O' Leary 409, esq. Estrella, Edificio 'Parapiti', 4° piso-Ofs. 419/23
    Tel. +595 21 448 022 / +595 21 490 848

    Opening hours

    Banks

    8.45 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)

    Driving
    • International driver's license required.

    • CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

    Health situation
    • Do not drink tap water.

    • Mosquito protection advised.

    • Minimum risk of malaria.

    • Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

    Other information

    Security

    • Relatively high crime rate especially in the Department of San Pedro as well as in the cities Pedro Juan Caballero and Ciudad del Este.

    • Observe elementary safety precautions.

    • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

    • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

    • Avoid nighttime driving.

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    Important

    While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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