COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Updated: June 13, 2022

As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.
Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.
For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Uruguay as foreign visitors. The Department of State has lowered the Travel Advisory for Uruguay to Level 2 (“Exercise increased caution”)
    Please read the country information page for further details.
  • The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a level 3 warning (high level of COVID-19) to Uruguay. For more information, visit this CDC page.
  • Face coverings are no longer required in Uruguay, but encouraged in crowded indoor spaces and on public transportation.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Uruguay? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
    • • A list of PCR labs approved for use by the Uruguayan government, and contact information are available in PDF form here: List of approved PCR Labs, Uruguay
    • Labs will send PCR test results via email.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of Uruguay approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Uruguay for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Uruguay?
    • According to local authorities, the following vaccines are available in Uruguay: Sinovac, Pfizer BioNtech, and AstraZeneca.
    • Individuals can sign up for vaccinations on the official Uruguayan government website (https://www.gub.uy/uruguaysevacuna). Vaccines are available for non-residents. Individuals will be required to provide a valid form of identification as indicated on the aforementioned website.
    • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
    • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • For the latest information on traveling to Uruguay please visit the following links from the Ministry of Public Health website: Requirements to Travel to Uruguay (available only in Spanish) and Online Process (available in both Spanish and English).
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry? Yes
    • Vaccinated travelers with proof of vaccination do not require covid testing prior to entering Uruguay.
    • Unvaccinated travelers require a negative PCR or antigen test within 72 hours before initiating travel. Minors under age 6 are exempted.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Proof of health insurance effective in Uruguay for the duration of your stay is required for all foreign travelers entering Uruguay.
    • If foreign visitors require an extension of stay, they can process it at the Dirección Nacional de Migración office, at the airport, or at any of their other official departmental offices.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
    • Quarantine is no longer required for visitors. The government continues to recommend all visitors use good health and safety precautions in all settings.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Consular Operations

  • What ACS services are being offered?
    • The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo is open for all routine and emergency American Citizen Services.
  • What visa services are being offered?
    • The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo is open for all routine visa services.

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