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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Uruguay
Data Last Updated: September 05, 2020

General Information

Substantially Closed

Uruguay is presently closed to travellers visiting for tourist purposes.

Returning citizens or those allowed entry are subject to mandatory testing and/or 14 day quarantine.

U.S. Embassy Uruguay


Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Officials in Uruguay have implemented heightened security, including checkpoints, on national highways, major routes, and department borders, to reduce vehicular movements throughout the country.

These measures are in addition to the closure of large commercial premises, such as shopping centers, public buildings, and education facilities, as well as the suspension of all public shows. Only pharmacies and supermarkets are to remain open. 

The government has urged the public to maintain social distancing, such as working remotely, avoiding public transport and large gatherings, and self-isolating as much as possible. People 65 years of age or older are urged to remain at home.

Airlines & Transport

All international commercial passenger flights have been suspended until further notice. Cargo transport will not be affected. 

Limited flights between Uruguay and Spain have resumed and in August the government announced plans to permit entry to travelers from Europe broadly on an undisclosed date; however, most commercial passenger flights are still suspended. Cargo transport and humanitarian and repatriation flights are continuing normally.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Information for Non-Tourists

Foreign nationals who are legal residents of Uruguay will be allowed to enter, as well as citizens of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay in transit to their home countries, and Brazilian residents of cities that straddle the border. 

All arriving passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. All persons entering the country must complete a seven-day self-quarantine. If the traveler is staying in the country for more than seven days, the traveler will be required to take another COVID-19 test on the seventh day or to complete an additional seven days of self-quarantine.

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