U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay
Message to U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory Change for Uruguay
August 2, 2019
The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the U.S. Department of State has raised Uruguay’s Travel Advisory from Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution due to crime.
The U.S. Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. We are committed to providing U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable information about every country in the world so they can make informed travel decisions.
The U.S. Department of State adjusted the level of advice for Uruguay to reflect more accurately the security concerns due to crime. The full Travel Advisory is available on Uruguay’s Country Information page on Travel.State.Gov: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Uruguay.html.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for safety and security information and Country Specific Information for Uruguay.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay, located at Lauro Müller 1776, Montevideo, Uruguay, at (+598 2) 1770-2000. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+598 2) 1770-2000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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