Paraguay Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Paraguay
Drivers throughout Paraguay routinely ignore traffic regulations. No vehicle insurance is required, and many Paraguayans drive without any insurance. You should make sure you’re adequately insured both for the rental car and on medical grounds when driving in Paraguay.Most streets in towns are cobblestones over dirt. Some roads in Asuncion and other large cities are paved though and in decent condition. Besides some main highways, nearly all rural roads are unpaved, and during the rainy season (November- April), they may be impassable. Major paved roads in Asuncion are prone to flooding and extreme caution should be used during rain storms. Driving or traveling at night is not advisable outside Asuncion because pedestrians, animals, and vehicles without lights are often found on the roads. Also there have been attacks on motorists traveling at night have occurred, mainly on minor roads. Main Roads between cities are in variable condition. The toll road between Caaguazu and Ciudad del Este and the routes between Asuncion and Encarnacion and Pedro Juan Caballero are in good condition. Most other intercity routes are Okay but have patches which have deteriorated. The Trans-Chaco route is in fair condition except for the portion between Mariscal Estigarribia and the Bolivian border, which is unpaved and at times impassable without a 4WD.

This website provides useful route planning info for all countries in South America including Paraguay.

Paraguay Car Rental –
Hertz, National and Avis  have outlets here.Also sometimes appears on larger Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire
This is a local company who can arrange car hire..

Paraguay Self Drive Rules-
Hertz don’t allow vehicles to be taken out of Paraguay. Avis don’t specify.

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