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COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- 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.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- 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.
- Local information for U.S. travelers to Uruguay Requirements for entry by foreigners into Uruguay (Spanish Only)