COVID-19 Information

Updated: May 4, 2023

Update on Change to U.S. Travel Policy Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Nonimmigrant Travel

The Biden-Harris Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, 2023, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. This means starting May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. 

Visit The White House website for more details.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  No
    • 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?  No
    • As of February 16, 2023, no COVID test or proof of vaccination is required.
  • 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 ( 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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