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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 3
malaria no no
Typhoid & Polio 2
cholera no
yellow fever Yes, 1

Overview

The medical care in the capital is satisfactory, otherwise significantly worse than in Europe. It is problematic in every respect, especially in rural areas. Nevertheless, the costs for medical treatment and hospital stays can sometimes be considerably higher than in Germany. In emergencies, the embassy can provide evidence of medical trustees, especially in the fields of cardiology, urology, gynaecology, ophthalmology and dentistry. Taking out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance/rescue flight insurance is strongly recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check ebizdir for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A yellow fever vaccination is required not only when entering from infection areas designated by the WHO, but also when leaving there. An international vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for travelers traveling to or from the Brazilian states of Bahía, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to or from Paraguay. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit travelers in Paraguay. Children under 1 year are also excluded. Yellow fever is spreading in Paraguay more and more. In the meantime, cases have also occurred in the vicinity of the capital Asunción. A yellow fever vaccination is recommended for all Paraguay travelers and no longer just for travelers to the southeastern border triangle with the Iguazú National Park. [2] Typhoid occurs, poliomyelitis does not. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [3] Because of the risk of possible intestinal infections, care must be taken to ensure careful drinking water and food hygiene. Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but you may experience a mild stomach upset. Bottled water, which is available everywhere, is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Water is not always sanitized outside of the larger cities and should be sterilized. Milk is not pasteurized. It is best to avoid dairy products made from unboiled milk. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Pork, raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets. raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Warnings are given against eating and buying food from cheap street restaurants and markets.

Other risks

Chagas disease is brought on by assassin bugs, which are found nationwide. For overnight stays in simple huts and outdoors, insect protection with mosquito nets is recommended. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs mainly in summer in the east of the country. The clear majority of cases are registered in the capital Asuncion and in the surrounding towns. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is widespread and a great danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: Unprotected sexual contacts, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Leishmaniasis, transmitted by butterfly gnats, is found nationwide and can be avoided with insect repellent. Rabies occurs nationwide. The main carriers are dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The Zika virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, joint pain and conjunctivitis. The infection often goes unnoticed or only has mild symptoms. The isolated deaths documented so far were mainly related to other pre-existing conditions. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended. The Federal Foreign Office advises pregnant women against non-essential travel to areas with current Zika outbreaks because the virus is suspected of causing microcephaly in the unborn child. There is neither a vaccination nor a medicinal prophylaxis. Consistent compliance with personal mosquito protection measures is recommended.

Health certificate

An HIV test is required for residence permits.

Money

Currency

Guaraní. Currency code: Gs, PYG (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000 and 2,000 PG; Coins in denominations of 1,000, 500, 100 and 50 PG.

Credit cards

Mastercard and Visa experience the highest acceptance for cashless payments, especially in the hotels, restaurants and upscale shops in the big cities. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.

ATMs

Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in major cities. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. At ATMs in larger cities, you can only withdraw up to the equivalent of €230 per day with a bank customer card or credit card. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money,

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are generally not accepted in Paraguay.

Bank opening hours

  1. General Mon-Fri 08.00-13.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

There are no restrictions, but there is a duty to declare if the amount is equivalent to US$10,000 or more.

Currency Exchange

Money may only be exchanged in banks and authorized exchange offices (“Casas de Cambio”). Many budget hotels do not accept credit cards or travelers checks as payment. US dollars are accepted nationwide. Acceptance of US$100 bills is very limited.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
PYG Gs 1 EUR = 6051.23 Gs
1 CHF = 7207.92 Gs
1 USD = 5823.50 Gs

Paraguay Money