2022 Covid Blog: Paraguay

COVID Travel Requirements: Paraguay

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of tests needed before departure: No test needed for Fully vaccinated travelers. If it’s been more than 6 months since your second dose, a booster is needed.  Administered at least 14 days before your trip. IF you decide not to get the booster you can get in with a negative PCR result taken no more than 72 hours before departure. 
  • When to take your tests: N/A. Builders will complete a sworn affidavit upon arrival in Paraguay: https://dgvs.mspbs.gov.py/webdgvs/views/paginas/vista_viajeros_nor.html 
  • Testing in Country: No testing required when you arrive in country. 

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing before and during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions, and outline exactly when to take your COVID test before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure a negative test result. If you do test positive, or do not receive a negative test result in time, we will do our best to put you on a later trip, but there is no guarantee this will be possible. You would need to pay for your new trip in full and there would be no refund for the original trip you were scheduled on.

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

Not needed because we are fully vaccinated travelers. 

When should I take my test?

N/A

Where should I take my test?

Like we said you do not need to test unless you’d like to. You’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. For same day testing options, refer to the link below:

Three things to know ahead for your Covid test:

1.    Make sure to check ahead and know how quickly results will be returned so you have enough time for them to arrive before departure.

2.    Most testing locations are by appointment only. Make sure to find out how far ahead you can schedule your appointment, so you can take your test at your preferred time.

3.    Most companies email you a PDF of your results. Make sure to give them your correct email address so your results make it to your inbox where you can then download and print it out before you leave.

If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure. (See our Covid Response Page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

No Covid Test is required upon arrival unless a traveler shows extreme symptoms. 

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The Covid-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. Do not laminate or modify your vaccine card in any way.

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Currently, the booster is required for those that are 40 years of age or older. For those under the age of 40, only two doses is needed to be considered fully vaccinated. Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson are all approved vaccines. This information is subject to change and can be found at https://py.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2/. 

Are there any other COVID requirements?

A health form is required within 24 hours of entering the country and can be found here: https://dgvs.mspbs.gov.py/webdgvs/views/paginas/vista_viajeros_nor.html. Builders will complete this form with their trip leaders in the airport before boarding.

Masks are required in public spaces both indoors and outdoors.

To enter public spaces, such as restaurants, a vaccination card is required.

Please print your COVID test results before your trip. Talk to your Trip Leader if you have any issues printing your results.

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense . We recommend obtaining health insurance to cover this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country. 

How might gathering restrictions impact my trip?

 Although subject to change, church meetings are currently in person, and group gatherings are permitted. 

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. We know it seems like a lot to figure out, but there really are a lot of good testing options available this year. If you take the time now to make a plan for your COVID-19 tests, everything will run smoothly, and we’ll have you out serving on your trip without any issues.

With love,

Your HXP Team