Paraguay vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Have you booked a flight to Paraguay? Prepare for your trip and read our travel advice about places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended for Paraguay. In most cases these are not mandatory, unless you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. What other vaccinations you require is dependant on the duration of your stay in Paraguay.

The Republic of Paraguay is a landlocked country in the heart of South America and borders Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. The country is renowned for its extreme climate. In summer – December to February it can be very hot with temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius. Winter is rather pleasant with temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius. The best travel periods for Paraguay however are spring and autumn, but beware: even then the weather can change quite suddenly. In the wild north of Paraguay adventurers can enjoy the outdoors and go in search of jaguars. The ruins of Jesús de Tavarangue are one of the landmarks in the south of the country. Paraguay’s capital Asuncion is a bustling city that combines modern architecture and historic buildings. Regardless of your travel plans for Paraguay, always take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria occurs in Paraguay. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you whether you require vaccinations and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Paraguay vaccinations: the most common risks

In Paraguay, you may run the risk of catching (tropical) diseases to which you are usually not resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please find below a list of the most common health risks and diseases in Paraguay and read which specific vaccinations you require.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Yellow Fever - recommended

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Paraguay: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Paraguay as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Paraguay? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online (in Dutch) for your Paraguay vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Paraguay? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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