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Country Information

Paraguay

Travel money

Recommended:
  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in US Dollar (USD)

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15
  • Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
  • ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
  • The Travel Cash Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant

Credit cards

  • Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

Banknotes

Local currency / ISO Code
Guarani PYG
Import local currency
unlimited
Import foreign currency
unlimited; must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited
Export foreign currency
limited to amounts imported and declared
Note
  • Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
  • Cash payment in USD nearly everywhere possible.

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.

Tourism

For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/

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 Prepaid Services Ltd therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.