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If you have not been able to get vaccinated against Covid-19, you can now enter Uruguay after receiving a permit to travel from the government.

Uruguay travel requirements for unvaccinated travellers

This is taken from the Uruguay Ministry of Tourism website:

“Foreigners not vaccinated against the SARS CoV-2 virus or who have not contracted it may enter the country only if they prove in the exceptional entry process that they correspond to one of the groups established in article 2 of Decree No. 104/020.

You must comply with a mandatory seven-days preventive isolation, having to conduct a new RT-PCR test on the seventh day of stay in national territory, or extend the mandatory preventive isolation for another seven days, therefore reaching 14 days in total. In addition, a quick contact route must be provided to enable traceability.”

What are the exceptions?

Guru’Guay covered the Decree 104/20 exceptions back in March 2021. Here they are again. They include:

  1. Uruguayan citizens
  2. People with resident status (those who have already applied for that status and whose applications are pending), subject to some limited exceptions
  3. People claiming refugee status
  4. People coming to reunite with family members (including parents, spouses, partners, children under 18 years old or those with disabilities)
  5. Other humanitarian reasons not included in other exceptions, where properly justified
  6. Temporary entry for work, economic, business, study or judicial matters where the Ministry competent in the particular area has given its consent and where the person must enter immediately.
  7. People who own property in Uruguay can also apply.

How to apply for entry to Uruguay as an unvaccinated traveller

Here is the three-step process. This information appears to be in Spanish only at this time. You might want to walk through this with a Spanish-speaking friend or a professional (some recommendations).

The latest on the pandemic in Uruguay

April 1 2022 The Uruguay government declared the end of the health emergency on April 1 after 752 days. 84% of the population has received at least one shot. 64% have received at least one (third) booster shot. Click the 'Covid-19' link in the site menu bar for collected reports from Guru'Guay.

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