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.