COVID-19: Border closed, preventive social isolation implemented

26 Mar 20

PARAGUAY

IMPACT – HIGH

What is the change? Paraguay has temporally closed its border in response to growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

 Key Points:

  • Border closure. Effective March 24 until March 29, Paraguay has closed its borders to all non-Paraguayan and non-resident foreign nationals, excluding members of diplomatic missions and international organizations with authorized entry. 
  • Flights suspended. Paraguay has suspended all inbound and outbound commercial and private flights until April 12. This deadline may be extended and does not apply to cargo service aircraft and aircraft that provide medical, relief and relief services, and foreign nationals who are repatriating.
  • Self- quarantine. Those entering the country from abroad will be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Social isolation. The government has introduced general preventative isolation from March 21 until March 28. During this time, all Paraguayan and foreign nationals must remain in their place of residence, and may only leave for essential travel such as stocking up on food, medicines, and cleaning supplies. Effective March 29, the government will enforce social isolation from 8:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. nationwide, meaning that non-necessary travel will be banned during these hours.
  • Immigration services. Paraguayan embassies have temporarily limited their services to all except Paraguayans returning to the country, and members of Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations with authorized income
  • Analysis & Comments: Employers should anticipate that the border closure will significantly disrupt business and work travel to and from Paraguay. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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