Paraguay Travel Health Advice
All travellers should be vaccinated for hepatitis A and hepatitis B, and those planning to travel in rural areas and eat outside of hotels and restaurants should consider a vaccination for typhoid. All travellers arriving from yellow fever risk areas need to carry proof of vaccination to enter Paraguay, and the vaccination is also generally recommended for travel in the country. Travellers should also be up to date with vaccinations for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and tetanus-diphtheria. Malaria medication is recommended for travel to the departments of Alto Parana, Caaguazu and Canendiyu.
Tap water should not be drunk unless it has first been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected. Caution should be exercised with street food and any uncooked food.
Health care facilities are good in Asuncion but may be very limited beyond the capital. Comprehensive travel and health insurance is recommended and all required medication should be carried into the country along with a signed and dated letter from a doctor detailing what it is and why it is needed.
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