Travel News – Noticias para Viajeros

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Here are a few aspects of traveling to and around Paraguay that have changed since the publication of my guidebook Paraguay (Other Places Travel Guide). If you know of any other travel-related updates please share them here or on the Discovering Paraguay facebook page.

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Comparto con ustedes algunos aspectos de viajar al y dentro del Paraguay que han cambiado desde la publicación de mi guía turística guidebook Paraguay (Other Places Travel Guide). Si conoces otros cambios que valen la pena destacar por favor compartilos aquí o en la página de Facebook de Descubriendo Paraguay.

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Paraguay bus fares
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Traveling by Bus

As of Saturday, January 26th the price of bus fare in Asunción is Gs. 2,100, down from Gs. 2,300. In addition, long distance bus fares were also lowered by presidential decree (see graphic above for new prices).  This may increase to Gs. 2,200 in February (I´ll keep you posted).

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Viajando el Colectivo

El sábado, 26 de enero el precio de pasaje en Asunción bajó de G.s 2,300 a Gs. 2,100. Además, por decreto presidencial, los precios de pasaje a varios destinos del interior bajaron (ver el gráfico para los precios nuevos).  Es posible que esto suba a Gs. 2,200 en febrero (les mantendré al tanto).

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Flying to Paraguay

Uruguayan airline Pluna and Paraguayan airline Sol del Paraguay are no longer operating.  However,  American Airlines now offers several direct flights between Asunción and Miami.  Good news if you´re sick of the 8 hour layover in Sao Paolo (and who isn’t?).

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Volando al Paraguay

El aerolinea uruguaya Pluna y el aerolinea paraguayo Sol de Paraguay ya no operan más.  Sin embargo, American Airlines comenzó a ofrecer varios vuelos a la semana entre Asunción y Miami.  Son buenas noticias para los que están hartos con la espera de 8 horas en Sao Paolo (¿y quién no lo está?).

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Visas

Travelers of certain nationalities (USA, Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand and Russia) can now obtain Paraguayan visas upon arrival (“visas de arribo”) at Asunción’s Silvio Pettirossi airport.  Find more information including visa prices here.

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Visas

Viajeros de ciertas nacionalidades (EEUU, Canada, China, Australia, Nueva Zelanda y Rusia) pueden obtener visas al Paraguay (denominadas “visas de arribo”) al llegar al Aeropuerto Silvio Pettirossi de Asunción.  Puedes conseguir más información incluyendo precios de visas aquí.

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Traveling to Argentina

If you are an American, Australian, or Canadian in Paraguay and plan on visiting Argentina you´ll have to add the Argentine reciprocity fee into your travel budget.  The fee has been charged at airports for a number of years but it is now being charged at land borders as well, so you can no longer avoid the fee by traveling via bus. If arriving via air the fee must be paid ahead of time via credit card here.  More information here.

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Viajando al Argentina

Los Americanos, Australianos, y Canadienses que estén planeando visitar al Argentina desde el Paraguay ahora tienen que tomar en cuenta la taza de reciprocidad cobrada por el gobierno argentino.  Hace varios años se viene cobrando en los aeropuertos pero ahora también se les está cobrando a los viajeros que ingresan al país en colectivo.  Si viajas en avión hay que pagar la taza de antemano con tarjeta de crédito en este sitio de web.  Más información aquí.

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4 comments on “Travel News – Noticias para Viajeros
  1. Marty says:

    Excellent news RE getting a visa at the airport. It’s always been a bit fiddly in the past (photocopies of credit cards, passport mailed from one city to another etc.) Not such great news RE Argentina. I wonder if via the Encarnacion/Posadas buses you can informally sneak in and out for a day trip (I’m Australian)?

  2. paraguay says:

    You may still be able to get away with entering Argentina at land borders while they full implement the system.. but it seems like the Argentine government is determined to get their money one way or the other so I wouldn’t be surprised if the workarounds stopped, well, working, soon. Personally I don’t agree with this policy, just as I don’t agree with the Paraguayan fees for visas – in the long term it discourages people from visiting the country.

  3. Clayton says:

    I am flying from São Paulo to Santiago tomorrow and have a layover in Paraguay. Will I need a visa to change planes at the airport?

  4. paraguay says:

    Hello Clayton (sorry for the delayed response). I do not believe you need a visa if you are merely staying within the airport to catch another international flight. I would be interested in hearing if that was the case.

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