Uruguay travel announcement: Uruguay is opening its borders to regular travelers—if fully vaccinated and presenting a negative PCR test—on November 1.
We’ve been contacted repeatedly for updates however there have been no recent announcements regarding Uruguay travel. As soon as there are we will update this page.
Uruguay travel entry requirements
Arrivals must show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and sign a sworn statement (usually on the plane) confirming the absence of symptoms and contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in the 14 days prior to admission.
On showing proof of full vaccination (accepted vaccines include Coronavac and Sputnik as well as those accept in the EU and elsewhere), new arrivals will not need to quarantine but must take a further PCR test seven days after arrival. There are a number of companies that offer this service. We’ll provide more details shortly.
Unvaccinated tourists will not be allowed entry to Uruguay—even with a negative test. Only residents and nationals may enter Uruguay unvaccinated.
All arrivals must have insurance covering treatment for Covid-19.
AUGUST 10 2021 — Thanks to a strong vaccination campaign, Uruguay will open its borders to all travellers from November 1st. Travellers must show proof of vaccination.
Yesterday, the government announced a gradual reopening of the borders in Uruguay which have been closed to all but citizens and residents since March 13 2020.
There will be a gradual reopening following the drop in the number of cases observed in recent weeks.
From September 1, foreigners who can prove they own property in Uruguay will be allowed entry. They will require proof of full immunisation (two doses of an antivirus vaccine plus two weeks) and a negative PCR test before entering the country.
Two months later from November 1, all other foreigners will be able to enter, regardless of where they are coming from, as long as they can show proof of immunisation (as above).
Uruguay is at the vanguard of vaccinations worldwide
Uruguay is at the vanguard of vaccinations worldwide. Boosters—or third shot—are being offered to citizens and residents who were vaccinated with the slightly less reliable Sinovac vaccine. And children between 12 and 17 years old are also getting vaccinated.
The president announced that minors who are from countries where vaccinations were unavailable to their age group, will be able to enter the country with their vaccinated parents and receive a Pfizer shot at no cost. The family group will be required to quarantine.
When asked by a Bloomberg reporter if Uruguay would review the situation, the president, Luis Lacalle Pou, made it clear that he did not expect a serious rise in numbers in the future and therefore a revision would be very unlikely. “It is clear that the vaccines have proven to be effective,” the president stressed.
The latest on the pandemic in Uruguay
27 September, Montevideo All good news coming out of Uruguay. We are down to 100-200 cases per day for the last 2 months and very very few deaths. Seventy-two per cent of the population is fully vaccinated and 24% already have a third shot. Eighty percent (yes four in five) of 12-19 years olds are also vaccinated, so if you’ve been concerned about this starting where you live, know that here we’ve not had adverse reactions. Remember we keep this page on Uruguay & the pandemic updated whenever there's significant news.
Uruguay will open its borders to travellers from November 1st. Travellers must show proof of vaccination.
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