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Currently Uruguay’s borders are closed due to COVID 19. Only Uruguayan citizens and residents are allowed in, with some exceptions. On 9 August, the government announced that, thanks to a strong vaccination campaign, Uruguay will open its borders to all travellers from November 1st. Travellers must show proof of vaccination.
Information on flights to Uruguay and from the country here as of August 2021:


There are direct flights to Uruguay from Madrid (Spain). There is no news regarding when Aerolineas Argentinas and Amazsonas will resume flights.

  • Iberia flies direct 3 times a week to and from Spain. It will start flying five times a week from September 1st with its Madrid – Montevideo connection, thus increasing its current number of frequencies. (Source: Uruguay Ministry of Tourism)
  • Air Europa flies twice a week to and from Spain.

USA & Canada

American Airlines suspended their direct flights to Uruguay. In May, Eastern Airlines announced they will begin non-stop flights from Miami. However, flights to Uruguay from the US are possible with connections in Brazil, Chile and Panama. 

See why we prefer Latin American airlines when flying to Uruguay.

  • Direct flights with Eastern Airlines to and from Miami two times a week from June 24 2021.
  • LATAM offer weekly flights to Sao Paulo (Brazil). For the moment, Sao Paulo has connecting flights to Atlanta, Houston, Miami, and Newark (Source: US government), and also to Toronto with Air Canada.
  • Fly with LATAM with a connection in Santiago (Chile). (Source: US government)
  • Copa flies to Montevideo with a connection in Panama. (Source: Copa website)

Latin America

  • There is no news regarding when Aerolineas Argentinas, Amazsonas, Azul and Sky will resume flights.
  • Avianca will resume from December 1st three weekly frequencies from Bogota to Montevideo. (Source: Uruguay Ministry of Tourism)
  • Paranair announced the return of their flights Montevideo-Asuncion in October. (Source:
  • LATAM flies weekly San Pablo and Santiago (Chile).
  • GOL Linhas Aéreas will resume flights from November 3 with four weekly departures from San Pablo to Montevideo. (Source: Uruguay Ministry of Tourism)
  • Meanwhile, Buquebus has a special frequency of ferries Montevideo-Buenos Aires.

In conclusion, no date has been set yet to return operations of the following airlines: Aerolíneas Argentinas, Amazsonas, Azul and Sky.

Disclaimer & thanks: This information is provided as a public service. Guru’Guay is not responsible for its accuracy. We would like to thank Passenger Care at Carrasco Airport for their advice. 

[This article was first published on October 24 2020 and last updated at the date above]

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