Health Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo

Location: Uruguay

Event:  On March 18, the Uruguayan Ministry of Public Health (in Spanish) confirmed 79 cases of COVID-19 in Uruguay.  Cases have been discovered in Montevideo, Canelones, Colonia, Maldonado, and Salto.  The Ministry of Public Health has also confirmed that some cases have originated from community transmission within Uruguay.

The Government of Uruguay has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including travel restrictions for travelers coming to Uruguay from certain countries, to include the United States. All travelers originating from certain countries, to include the United States, will be subject to 14 days of obligatory quarantine.  Visit the Uruguayan Ministry of Public Health website for more on these measures.

Currently, only a very limited number of flights are departing Uruguay. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.

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