COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Updated: October 6, 2022

The 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.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? 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).
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) 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.

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.

COVID-19 Testing

  • PCR and/or antigen tests are available for U.S. citizens in Uruguay, with test results reliably available within one calendar day.
  • 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.
  • PCR tests range in price from around $40 to $150 USD.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Are vaccines available in Uruguay for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • According to local authorities, Pfizer BioNtech vaccines are available in Uruguay.
  • Individuals can find a list of vaccination centers (vacunatorios) 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.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

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