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Uruguay travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Open for travel from Uruguay
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Uruguay.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and permanent residents of Uruguay,
    • Mercosur nationals in transit at Carrasco International Airport (MDV) or Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport (PDP) provided they do not leave the transit area of the airport,
    • Aircraft crew,
    • Merchandise transport drivers,
    • Brazilians living in a binational city.
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Flight Restrictions

published 20.07.2020
1. Flights to Uruguay are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 15 August 2020.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Uruguay.
3. Passengers are not allowed to transit until 15 August 2020.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela transiting through Montevideo (MVD) or Punta del Este (PDP).
4. Nationals and residents of Uruguay are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
5. Passengers can only land at Montevideo (MVD) and Punta del Este (PDP).
Effective 23 July 2020:
Passengers and airline crew must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

Upon arrival you are legally obliged go to a declared address to carry out a 7-day mandatory quarantine. On day 7 of the quarantine you will be required to have a second swab taken and wait for a negative result before being allowed to finish your quarantine period. Alternatively you can quarantine for 14 days without having to take the second test.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Passengers will need to present a negative coronavirus test taken maximum 72 hours before boarding at origin.
Enhanced screening at airports.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

  • Uruguay *****

    International restrictions:

    Some international flights are operating.
    All non-resident foreigners entering Uruguay must have proof of health insurance that covers suspected or actual coronavirus. Upon arrival, passengers will need to either present a negative coronavirus test taken maximum 72 hours before travelling or a swab will be taken on arrival. You will have to wait for a negative test result before being able to leave the port/airport and go to a declared address to carry out a 7-day mandatory quarantine. You will then be required to have a second swab taken and wait for results before being allowed to finish your quarantine period. For full details (in Spanish) see Ord 649/2020 condiciones de ingreso al país [https://www.gub.uy/ministerio-salud-publica/institucional/normativa/ordenanza-649020-condiciones-ingreso-pais]. There is a weekly ferry service on Fridays between Uruguay and Argentina via Buquebus [https://www.buquebus.com/informacion/comunicado-importante]. All travellers are required to comply with the entry requirements

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    Internal restrictions:

    The population has been asked to maintain social distancing, including through working remotely, avoiding public transport and large gatherings, and staying at home as much as possible. Police officers will be urging people to avoid crowds. There are a number of other measures in place, including:
    the suspension of all public shows and equestrian events; the closure of public buildings such as museums and libraries; gradual reopening of public and private education centres; the introduction of maximum pricing for indispensable hygiene products and the removal of taxes from multiple products.

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    08.07.2020
  • Uruguay 1. Flights to Uruguay are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian and repatriation flights.

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    International restrictions:

    Uruguay has closed all its borders. All inbound and outbound commercial flights are suspended. Air, land and sea borders with Argentina and Brazil have been closed to foreign nationals until further notice. Passengers arriving from China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain and will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Citizens and residents may only enter through Artigas, Bella Union, Salto, Paysandu, Fray Bentos, Mercedes, Colonia, Carmelo, Nueva Palmira, Duranzo, Melilla, Maldonado, Piriapolis, Chuy, Rio Branco, Melo-Acegua, Rivera, Puerto de Montevideo, Puerto la Paloma, Control Unico.

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    Outbound restrictions:

    Uruguayan nationals and visitors are prohibited from leaving the country for tourism.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government recommends self quarantine if possible. Those age 65 and older must observe mandatory self-quarantine. The use of masks is mandatory in supermarkets and warehouses. The government called for the restriction of social gatherings and large crowds.

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    23.06.2020
  • Uruguay 1. Flights to Uruguay are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights with an authorization issued within 72h before departure requested via email dtacuru@dinacia.gub.uy .
    2. Passengers and airline crew will be placed in quarantine for 14 days.

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    International restrictions:

    Uruguay has closed all its borders. All inbound and outbound commercial flights are suspended. Air, land and sea borders with Argentina and Brazil have been closed to foreign nationals until further notice. Passengers arriving from China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain and will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Citizens and residents may only enter through Artigas, Bella Union, Salto, Paysandu, Fray Bentos, Mercedes, Colonia, Carmelo, Nueva Palmira, Duranzo, Melilla, Maldonado, Piriapolis, Chuy, Rio Branco, Melo-Acegua, Rivera, Puerto de Montevideo, Puerto la Paloma, Control Unico.

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    Outbound restrictions:

    Uruguayan nationals and visitors are prohibited from leaving the country for tourism.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The government recommends self quarantine if possible. Those age 65 and older must observe mandatory self-quarantine. The use of masks is mandatory in supermarkets and warehouses. The government called for the restriction of social gatherings and large crowds.

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    03.06.2020
  • Uruguay 1. Flights to Uruguay are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.
    – This does not apply to repatriation flights with an authorization issued within 72h before departure requested via email dtacuru@dinacia.gub.uy .
    2. Passengers and airline crew will be placed in quarantine for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    Uruguay has closed all its borders. All inbound and outbound commercial flights are suspended. Air, land and sea borders with Argentina and Brazil have been closed to foreign nationals until further notice. Passengers arriving from China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain and will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Citizens and residents may only enter through Artigas, Bella Union, Salto, Paysandu, Fray Bentos, Mercedes, Colonia, Carmelo, Nueva Palmira, Duranzo, Melilla, Maldonado, Piriapolis, Chuy, Rio Branco, Melo-Acegua, Rivera, Puerto de Montevideo, Puerto la Paloma, Control Unico.

    Outbound restrictions:

    Uruguayan nationals and visitors are prohibited from leaving the country for tourism.

    Internal restrictions:

    The government recommends self quarantine if possible. Those age 65 and older must observe mandatory self-quarantine. The use of masks is mandatory in supermarkets and warehouses. The government called for the restriction of social gatherings and large crowds.

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    27.05.2020
  • Uruguay

    International restrictions:

    Uruguay has closed all its borders. All inbound and outbound commercial flights are suspended. Air, land and sea borders with Argentina and Brazil have been closed to foreign nationals until further notice. Passengers arriving from China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain and will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Citizens and residents may only enter through Artigas, Bella Union, Salto, Paysandu, Fray Bentos, Mercedes, Colonia, Carmelo, Nueva Palmira, Duranzo, Melilla, Maldonado, Piriapolis, Chuy, Rio Branco, Melo-Acegua, Rivera, Puerto de Montevideo, Puerto la Paloma, Control Unico.

    Outbound restrictions:

    Uruguayan nationals and visitors are prohibited from leaving the country for tourism.

    Internal restrictions:

    The government recommends self quarantine if possible. Those age 65 and older must observe mandatory self-quarantine. The use of masks is mandatory in supermarkets and warehouses. The government called for the restriction of social gatherings and large crowds.

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    16.05.2020
  • Uruguay 1. Flights to Uruguay are suspended until 15 May 2020.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights.

    Air, land and sea borders with Argentina and Brazil have been closed to foreign nationals until further notice.
    Passengers arriving from China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain and will be subject to a 14-day quarantine.
    As of 16 March, the border with Brazil and Argentina is closed. Citizens and residents may only enter through Artigas, Bella Union, Salto, Paysandu, Fray Bentos, Mercedes, Colonia, Carmelo, Nueva Palmira, Duranzo, Melilla, Maldonado, Piriapolis, Chuy, Rio Branco, Melo-Acegua, Rivera, Puerto de Montevideo, Puerto la Paloma, Control Unico. Carrasco International Airport is EXCLUDED until 20 March 00:00 hours.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uruguay]
    [https://uy.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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