Exercise normal precautions in Paraguay. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Exercise increased caution in:
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Paraguay:
Departments of Amambay, Alto Paraná, Canindeyu, San Pedro, and Concepcion
Transnational criminal elements are active and engage in illicit trafficking of arms, narcotics, and goods in these departments, which are located along Paraguay’s northeastern border with Brazil. Police presence is limited.
U.S. government personnel must provide advance notice when traveling to these areas.
Last Update: Reissued after periodic review without changes.