Requirements to visit Itaipu Dam


The monetary unit of Paraguay is the Guarani (G $), with floating exchange rate. You can change money at banks, travel agencies and authorized hotels. Both “travelers checks” as currencies are easily exchanged at these locations. International credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies, car rentals and other companies providing services to tourists.

For tourists who were in transit in the last three months or who are coming from Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, French Guiana Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Republic Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Venezuela and Zaire, an international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required. The vaccine against yellow fever to all domestic and foreign tourists who wish to visit the Brazilian states of Acre, Amazonas, Amapá, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para, Rondonia, Roraima and Tocantins is also recommended. To be valid, vaccination should be done with minimum advance of 10 days of starting the trip.

The visa is federal permission for foreign entered Brazil. For most countries, it is emitted only on the outside. The visa must apply all foreigners who wish to stay longer in Brazil or who were born in countries with no agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. It is advisable to consult the requirements necessary to obtain in advance, since the process takes a few days to be completed.

Visits to the Itaipu Dam on the Paraguayan side
On the Paraguayan side the Itaipu Dam is open for visits from Monday to Sunday (see the schedule and conditions herein), except on holidays the next calendar.

Exhibition Dates Itaipu on the Paraguayan side for 2015
Closed January 1 New Year
May 1st Closed Day Worker
December 24 Christmas Eve Closed
December 25 Closed Christmas
December 31 New Year’s Vigil Closed

And the Museum of the Guarani Land Research Center of Wild Animals, the Biological Refuge Tati Yupí, and the reduced model are open Tuesday through Sunday. C.I.A.S. schedules You can confirm the HERE.

Itaipu open all year
On the Brazilian side, the Itaipu Power Plant is open year round from Monday to Sunday for visits.
Only Itaipu Ecomuseum and the Bela Vista Biological Sanctuary close weekly for maintenance. The Itaipu Ecomuseum is not open on Mondays and the Bela Vista Biological Sanctuary closes on Tuesdays.


The technical visits are different to tourism, as those have access to more specific sectors of the power plant. On this tour, the visitor receives more technical and specific assembly and operation of turbines, generators and other components of the Hydroelectric explanations. The tour starts with the screening of a film on Itaipu. The duration is about 2 hours.

The technical visit is aimed at illustrious visitors such as diplomats, national authorities and foreign scientists, institutional.
The minimum age for the visit is 15 years. Wearing sandals, shoes with high heels, without thinking miniskirt during the visit pants are not allowed. Only sandals that are well attached to the heels, without heels and rubber soles are allowed. The visitor who does not comply with these criteria will not make the visit.
Note that to access such visits a request of the interested party takes the following email:

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