While the majority of us are quarantined indoors, there’s a parallel reality in the Uruguay countryside. Uruguay produced award-winning internationally renowned wines and wine-makers just outside Montevideo, instead of feeling depressed, are celebrating the BEST grape harvest in FORTY years.
Karen, the Guru’Guay, makes a virtual visit to Los Nadies, a small winery which sells premium wines to Japan, Australia and friends. Los Nadies owner, Manuel Filgueira talks about why crises are nothing new to his winery–which was born in 2010 during a serious professional and personal crisis–, how work has not stopped in the winery (we get to see how his kids–home from school because of Coronavirus–play just as important a part as the adults), and why 2020 vintages from Canelones and Colonia 2020 are going to be the best in decades.
A guide to Coronavirus in Uruguay
- Coronavirus in Uruguay II: The (long-expected) first wave came after 9 months of almost no cases (Dec 2020)
- Coronavirus in Uruguay I: The first 9 months of pandemic A chronicle frequently updated during Uruguay’s exemplary pandemic (Mar-Nov 2020)
- Can I get into Uruguay right now? (Jan 2021)
- Status Update: Flights to Uruguay
- The Uruguay Coronavirus Chronicles – our videocast produced as a public service to English-speakers at the start of the pandemic
- Discover Uruguay group for sharing & support
- In a pandemic, there’s no place I’d rather be than Uruguay
Thanks to a strong vaccination campaign, Uruguay will open its borders to all travellers from November 1st. Travellers must show proof of vaccination.
Uruguay has done well to obtain vaccines from three different manufacturers, and so cover the needs of the entire population.
It happened on the eve of Independence Day—almost as if it had been planned. Uruguay’s vaccination rate is third in the world, and cases plummeting.
The government banked on a fast vaccination campaign to control the pandemic in Uruguay. The data shows the strategy is working.
The latest data on flights and flying to Uruguay from the US, Europe and within Latin America while the borders are closed. Updated August 18 2021.
As Reuters reports Uruguay covid cases are down to 5% of its peak, we run you through the numbers and maps we access every day here in Uruguay.
Take a peek at the numbers of people getting vaccinated, where they live and their ages. Spoiler alert: People are getting vaccinated in droves.
Good news!! Health minister foresees, as Uruguay vaccination numbers among best in the world, a return to normalcy and travel to Uruguay. Find out when.
Cases increased dramatically in March —compared to what we’d seen until now. Guru’Guay gives you an overview from the ground of what’s happening in Uruguay.
Vaccinations for COVID-19 are underway in Uruguay. Struggling to sign up for yours? Here’s what you need to know to schedule your shot with minimum stress.
If you’re lucky enough to be eligible to travel to Uruguay, here’s what you need to know about current travel requirements/restrictions due to coronavirus.
Are you trying to travel to Uruguay right now? Find out what the current entry requirements are and if you meet them. UPDATED.