Whatever the reason you choose to travel to Paraguay, consider taking out travel or expat health insurance for you and your family. You will leave with peace of mind and can prevent financial, health, and legal risks that would arise unexpectedly. Guarantees for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses are essential, regardless of your destination.
Political regime: Parliamentary Republic
Area: 406,752 sq km
Population: 6.811 million
Languages spoken: Spanish and Guarani
If you are a French national, you do not need a visa for a stay of less than 90 days. All you need is your passport, which is valid for at least six months.
French Embassy in Assumption
897 avenida Espana – CC 97
Tel: 595 212 439 – 213,840
Fax: 595 211 690
Paraguayan Embassy in Paris
1 Rue Saint Dominique – 75007 Paris
Vaccines and Safety in Paraguay
- Compulsory vaccines and certificates: The yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers from an endemic area.
- Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget the vaccines against tetanus, meningitis A and C , polio, hepatitis A and B, typhoid and for groups at risk: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis A and C (long stay for 18-month-old travelers and older), hepatitis A and B, (long stay ), typhoid (long stay for 5-year-old travelers and older).
- Local diseases: In Paraguay, the following diseases are common: Amibiase, spider, snakes, fish and scorpions bites, dengue, ascaris, hepatitis A and B, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), sexually transmitted diseases, polio, malaria, rabies, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.
Health insurance in Paraguay
Why take international health insurance when travelling or living in Paraguay? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in Paraguay in order to be covered in a public or private institution. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.
Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel, international student and expatriate insurance packages.