Airports in Uruguay

The main airports in the country included in our guide are listed below

Montevideo airportPunta del Este airport
 
CORONAVIRUS: Check the restrictions in force with your airline or by contacting the airport, taking into account its origin and destination. In the case of international flights you can see the situation of each country at International Map current country restrictions.
 

  Recommendations for travelers to Uruguay

Information about Uruguay
Population: 3 286 314 (2011)
Capital: Montevideo 1,319,108 inhab. (2011)
Official Languages: spanish
Main cities: Montevideo, Salto, Paysandú, Rivera, Maldonado and Punta del Este.

According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Uruguay in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.

In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Uruguay, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Uruguay - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices

Currency: Peso ($, UYU)

Time Zone: (GMT-3) Summer Time (GMT-2)

 

Covid-19: Regulations for travel to Uruguay

Uruguayan citizens vaccinated

Requirements:

  1. Vaccination:  Have received the single dose or the two doses against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (as corresponds to the type of vaccine supplied) approved by their country of origin, within the last 9 (nine) months prior to shipment and fulfilled the respective waiting periods to achieve effective immunity. They must prove vaccination and compliance with the aforementioned deadlines, by means of a certificate issued by the health authority of their country of origin.

  2. Test prior to admission:  Accredit a negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus detection test (by PCR-RT molecular biology technique), carried out no more than 72 (seventy-two) hours before the start of the trip, in a authorized laboratory in the country of origin or transit. In the event that the entry into the country is through a means of commercial passenger transport, the accreditation of the negative test must be carried out prior to boarding with the corresponding company. Minors under 6 years of age are exempt from doing so.

  3. Post-admission test:  Carry out a new RT-PCR test on the seventh day of stay in the national territory or perform mandatory preventive social isolation for 14 (fourteen) days after entering the country. Minors under 18 (eighteen) years of age are exempt from taking the test and isolation.

  4. Affidavit:  Complete the electronic form within 48 (forty-eight) hours prior to boarding, which will have the character of an affidavit.

 

Uruguayan citizens who already had the COVID-19 disease within the last 90 (ninety) days prior to boarding or arrival in the country

Requirements:

  1. Prove the disease:  Present the positive result of the test by molecular biology technique PCR-RT or antigen detection test, carried out between a maximum of 90 (ninety) days and up to 20 (twenty) days prior to shipment or arrival in the country. It must be attached to the Affidavit and submitted to the company they are traveling with prior to boarding.

  2. Pre-admission test:  They do not need to take one.

  3. Post-admission test:  They do not need to take a test on the seventh day.

  4. Affidavit:  Complete the electronic form within 48 (forty-eight) hours prior to boarding, which will have the character of an affidavit.

 

All other Uruguayan citizens

Requirements:

  1. Test prior to admission:  Accredit a negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus detection test (by PCR-RT molecular biology technique), carried out no more than 72 (seventy-two) hours before the start of the trip, in a authorized laboratory in the country of origin or transit. In the event that the entry into the country is through a means of commercial passenger transport, the accreditation of the negative test must be carried out prior to boarding with the corresponding company. Minors under 6 years of age are exempt from doing so.

  2. Mandatory preventive social isolation and post-admission test:  Comply with the mandatory preventive social isolation for a period of 7 (seven) days, having to perform a new PCR-RT test on the seventh day of stay in the national territory or extend the mandatory preventive social isolation by seven more days, reaching 14 (fourteen) days from entering the country. If you stay in Uruguay for less than 7 days, you should not take this test. Minors under 18 (eighteen) years of age are exempt from taking the test and isolation.

  3. Affidavit:  Complete the electronic form within 48 (forty-eight) hours prior to boarding, which will have the character of an affidavit.

 

  1. Entry regime for foreign citizens

Vaccinated foreign citizens

Requirements:

  1. Vaccination:  Have received the single dose or the two doses against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (as corresponds to the type of vaccine supplied) approved by their country of origin, within the last 9 (nine) months prior to shipment and fulfilled the respective waiting periods to achieve effective immunity. They must prove vaccination and compliance with the aforementioned deadlines, by means of a certificate issued by the health authority of their country of origin.

  2. Test prior to admission:  Accredit a negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus detection test (by PCR-RT molecular biology technique), carried out no more than 72 (seventy-two) hours before the start of the trip, in a authorized laboratory in the country of origin or transit. In the event that the entry into the country is through a means of commercial passenger transport, the accreditation of the negative test must be carried out prior to boarding with the corresponding company. Minors under 6 years of age are exempt from doing so.

  3. Post-admission test:  Carry out a new RT-PCR test on the seventh day of stay in the national territory or perform mandatory preventive social isolation for 14 (fourteen) days after entering the country. Minors under 6 (six) years of age are exempt from performing the test and isolation.

  4. Health coverage:  Have health coverage in Uruguay.

  5. Affidavit:  Complete the electronic form within 48 (forty-eight) hours prior to boarding, which will have the character of an affidavit in the terms provided in article 239 of the Penal Code.

 

Foreign citizens who already had the COVID-19 disease within the last 90 (ninety) days prior to boarding or arriving in the country

Requirements:

  1. Prove the disease:  Present the positive result of the test by molecular biology technique PCR-RT or antigen detection test, carried out between a maximum of 90 (ninety) days and up to 20 (twenty) days prior to shipment or arrival in the country. It must be attached to the Affidavit and submitted to the company they are traveling with prior to boarding.

  2. Pre-admission test:  They do not need to take one.

  3. Post-admission test:  They do not need to take a test on the seventh day.

  4. Health coverage:  Have health coverage in Uruguay.

  5. Affidavit:  Complete the electronic form within 48 (forty-eight) hours prior to boarding, which will have the character of an affidavit in the terms provided in article 239 of the Penal Code.

 

Underage foreign citizens

Requirements:

  1. Test prior to admission:  Accredit a negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus detection test (by PCR-RT molecular biology technique), carried out no more than 72 (seventy-two) hours before the start of the trip, in a authorized laboratory in the country of origin or transit. In the event that the entry into the country is through a means of commercial passenger transport, the accreditation of the negative test must be carried out prior to boarding with the corresponding company. Minors under 6 years of age are exempt from doing so.

  2. Health coverage:  Have health coverage in Uruguay.

  3. Affidavit:  Complete the electronic form within 48 (forty-eight) hours prior to boarding, which will have the character of an affidavit in the terms provided in article 239 of the Penal Code.

 

Foreign citizens not included in the preceding groups

Requirements:

  1. Non-vaccinated foreigners may enter the country only if they prove in the exceptional entry process that they correspond to one of the groups established in article 2 of  Decree No. 104/020 .

  2. Test prior to admission:  Accredit a negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus detection test (by PCR-RT molecular biology technique), carried out no more than 72 (seventy-two) hours before the start of the trip, in a authorized laboratory in the country of origin or transit. In the event that the entry into the country is through a means of commercial passenger transport, the accreditation of the negative test must be carried out prior to boarding with the corresponding company. Minors under 6 years of age are exempt from doing so.

  3. Post-admission test:  Carry out a new RT-PCR test on the seventh day of stay in the national territory or perform mandatory preventive social isolation for 14 (fourteen) days after entering the country. If they stay in Uruguay for less than 7 days, they should not take this test.

  4. Health coverage:  Have health coverage in Uruguay.

  5. Affidavit:  Complete the electronic form within 48 (forty-eight) hours prior to boarding, which will have the character of an affidavit in the terms provided in article 239 of the Penal Code.

 

Measures after entering the country

  1. Undergo body temperature control at the point of entry into the country.

  2. Use a face mask appropriately (covering the mouth, nose and chin), in the opportunities of contact, less than two meters away with other people.

  3. Have health coverage in Uruguay.

  4. Comply with the contagion prevention measures that the health authority determines.

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