Uruguay travel entry requirements

Traveling to Uruguay? Entry requirements were updated by the government in August 2022. Check out Uruguay travel restrictions at this time.
By Karen A Higgs
Last updated on September 25, 2022

752 days after Uruguay declared a state of health emergency due to the COVID-19 epidemic, pretty much all Uruguay travel restrictions were lifted on April 1 2022.

What are the Uruguay entry requirements you need to be aware of when travelling to Uruguay?

  • Show proof of vaccination as approved in your country of origin (one or two shots depending on the recommended dosis). Proof must be emitted by the health authority of your country.
  • If you cannot show this proof, you will need to show a negative PCR or antigen test carried out not more than 72 hours prior to the embarking by a certified laboratory in your country of origin or transit. This is required for all people, aged six and older.
  • You must have health insurance which covers your stay in Uruguay.

Since August 2022, you no longer need to complete any forms or health declarations.

And that’s it!

How to conduct yourself once in Uruguay

The Uruguay Ministry of Health requests that you use a face mask and maintain a distance of 2 metres when you are in close contact with other people.

No time period is mentioned for this.

All Uruguayans will be grateful that you follow this measure, particularly for the time period when you could be potentially incubating the virus. We will love you all the more for it. And appreciate you’re looking out for the local population.

The latest on the pandemic in Uruguay

Jan 10 2023 The Uruguay government declared the end of the health emergency on April 1 2022 after 752 days. 82% of the population has received at least two shots.  

Guru’Guay provides this information as a public service and are not responsible for its use by readers.
Source: Uruguay
Ministry of Health guidelines of August 26 2022

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15 Responses

  1. Hi Karen
    Kind of a dumb question but when you say health insurance, I’m assuming our regular coverage here in the states will be sufficient. Or do we need travel health insurance two different things. Some countries actually do require that…

    1. Hola Blanca, como estas? Supongo que sera el tiempo que te vayas a quedar. Pero mejor consultes a la pagina del Ministerio de Turismo. Saludos! Karen

    1. Hola Ruth, pregunté a mi primo quien es medico y recien hizo lo mismo. Su respuesta para ti: Debe revalidar su título de médico en la Universidad de la República UDELAR. En la página de la Facultad están los requisitos para el trámite.Suele ser bastante rápido y expeditivo. — Saludos, Karen

    1. That’s a good question, Judy, and one that I don’t feel qualified to answer… my impulse is that if that is the minimum your country requires from you, that should be fine for Uruguay. But you should check with your airline. Best, Karen

  2. If you had covid in the last 90 days and can prove it with a positive result but you are also unvaccinated will this be accepted?

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