In 2018, a spate of ATM robberies led banks to put dye-packs amongst the bills. Dyed notes were no longer legal tender. The deterrent seems to have worked.
The answer is: sometimes. You’ll want to have Uruguayan pesos but in places like Colonia they’ll accept dollars, Brazilian reals and Argentine pesos.
Did you know that Uruguay money exchanges don’t charge commission and that ATMs dispense US dollars? Everything you need to know about exchanging money.
The truth about inheritance laws–children inherit the estate, not spouses and there’s no tax. Essential reading for anyone living in Uruguay.
Moving to Uruguay? Lawyer Mark Teuten goes through legal requirements, taxes and most importantly the costs of buying a house or apartment in Uruguay.
“Businesses welcome guidance around what’s appropriate and respectful.” Uruguay certified the first officially gay friendly market in Latin America.