Current travel advisories for Uruguay

Last Update: Friday, 27. November 2020 at 08:26

Please reconsider your need to travel to Uruguay.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.4 / 5

Uruguay is a country in South America (South America) with around 4 million citizens and a land mass of 176,220 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.9 / 5

Uruguay shares land borders with Argentina and Brazil. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.9 (Argentina) and 3.9 (Brazil). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 4,988 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 73 reported deaths associated with the disease in Uruguay.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/uruguay-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Uruguay due to COVID-19 and crime. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Uruguay due to COVID-19. Uruguay has resumed limited transportation options (including charter airport operations, some re-opening of borders for Uruguayan citizens and residents) and business operations (including day cares and schools).  Other improved conditions have been reported within Uruguay. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Uruguay. Violent crimes, such as homicides, armed robberies, carjackings, and thefts have increased throughout the country and occur in urban areas frequented by U.S. government personnel, day and night. Criminals commonly travel in pairs on motorcycles to approach unsuspecting victims with a weapon and demand personal belongings. Armed criminals also target grocery stores, restaurants, financial centers, and small businesses, in which innocent bystanders are often victimized. Please read the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/UY

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/uruguay

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/uruguay

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Uruguay has closed its borders to foreigners apart from legal residents and pre-authorised foreigners. Upon arrival, you must present a negative coronavirus (PCR) test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before boarding at origin, and undergo a mandatory minimum 7 day quarantine. If you want to leave, there are some routine commercial flights scheduled. Contact the airline or your travel provider for more details. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Uruguay. We advise: Do not travel to Uruguay.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 4 million
Covering landmass
176,220 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Peso (UYU)
ISO 2-Letter Code
UY
Phone prefix
+598
Top Level Domain
.uy
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
1800/1900

Airports in Uruguay (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Uruguay.

Is Uruguay safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Uruguay. The risk index is at 3.4 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Uruguay?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for Uruguay.

What countries does Uruguay share land borders with?

Uruguay shares land borders with Argentina and Brazil. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.9 (Argentina) and 3.9 (Brazil). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!