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The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish and Guaraní
Paraguay uses the Paraguayan guaraní (symbol: ?), code PYG.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000 and 2000 guaranis. Guarani is subdivided into 100 céntimos. Coins come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100 and 50 guaranis.
Automatic teller machines are common in Paraguay. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Paraguay is on average 1.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Paraguay is low. It is not as easy to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 95,948.16 PYG, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Claro, Personal, Tigo or VOX. Paraguay uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Paraguay upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Paraguay, dial +, then 595 (the country code for Paraguay), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Paraguay, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .
Import and export information
Cats and dogs are subject to certain export requirements. For further information, please visitIncome/Exit of Companion Animals.
Endangered species and products protected under CITES require a permit for export.
Tobacco:No information available.
Alcohol:Funds of over US$10,000 or its equivalent in other foreign currencies must be declared to Customs.
Currency:Funds of over US$10,000 or its equivalent in other foreign currencies must be declared to Customs.
Other items:Used goods for personal use.
Other items:New goods up to a value of US$300 if travelling by air or river.
Other items:New goods up to a value of US$150 if travelling by land.
Other items:Up to US$500 may be spent on arrival at duty-free shops.
Explosives and inflammable goods.
Goods for commercial or industrial purposes.
Firearms require authorisation from the competent body.
Cats and dogs are subject to certain import requirements. For further information, please visitIncome/Exit of Companion Animals.
The import of other animals and their derivative products are subject to restrictions by the National Quality and Animal Health Service (SENACSA). For further information, please visitImports of Animals and Animal Products.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
Zika outbreaks have been reported in Paraguay. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to Paraguay. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in Paraguay.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in Paraguay. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.
Dengue cases have been reported in Paraguay. For further information, please visit the CDC Dengue Advice.
Chagas disease (American Trypanosomiasis) is spread by the faeces of insects found in Paraguay. For further information, please visit the CDCChagas Disease Advice.