COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Updated: May 2, 2022

Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.
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.

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, and an additional PCR test 7 days after arrival or complete self-quarantine for 14 days. (Minors under age 6 are exempted.)
    • PCR tests are funded by the traveler, and average approximately $100 U.S. dollars each.
  • 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.
    • A signed declaration of health completed within 48 hours before initiating travel is required. This online form can be found here: Online Health Declaration Form
    • If foreign visitors require an extension of their stay, it can be processed at the airport upon departure.

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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