1. Is travel to Paraguay permitted for US citizens?
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Libya due to ongoing unrest. Complete information regarding this travel warning can be found at: travel.state.gov
2. How do I get a visa to enter Paraguay?
Individuals wishing to obtain visas for entry into Paraguay should contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of Paraguay:
- 2400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20008, USA
- Phone: + 1 202 483 6960
- Fax: + 1 202 234 4508
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.embaparusa.gov.py
3. When is the best time to travel to Paraguay for business?
Avoid conducting business meetings in Paraguay in January and February, when most Paraguayans take vacations. Your meetings will be less productive then, since most businesses are either closed or working on a limited schedule. It is important to schedule business appointments at least two to three weeks in advance and confirm them once you have arrived.
4. What is the business day like in Paraguay?
The business day usually begins at 9 a.m. and ends at around 7 p.m. Lunch does not begin before 12 noon and two or even three-hour breaks are not uncommon because napping usually follows lunch. On Saturday, the time for doing business is between 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
5. Is English widely spoken?
Many Paraguayan businesspeople are well-educated professionals who travel internationally and may speak other languages. However, not all speak English, and foreigners will often find the ability to speak Spanish very useful, if not an absolute must. The population of European descent (mainly German or Dutch) predominantly speak their own languages at home.
6. What other advice can you give me about doing business in Paraguay?