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
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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.
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Are you trying to travel to Uruguay right now? Find out what the current entry requirements are and if you meet them. UPDATED.
Uruguay to begin a mass vaccination plan against Covid-19 in March. Which vaccines are being used and who will receive them first?
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A collection of the latest information on flights and flying to Uruguay. Read our update regarding opening the borders to travelers.
An indepth summary of Uruguay’s response to COVID-19 from March to November 2020, when coronavirus cases were at their lowest. Exemplary pandemic response.
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