Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Montevideo (July 22, 2022)
Event: Explosion in Punta Carretas
There are reports of an explosion in a building in the Villa Biarritz neighborhood of Punta Carretas. The building is reported to be significantly damaged and there are injuries reported. Fire and safety personnel are working in the area. Traffic will be affected. Avoid the area until the event is cleared and use caution if you must pass through.
U.S. Embassy Montevideo will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.
Should you need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1, the emergency line in Uruguay.
For a list of hospital and emergency ambulance services, please visit our website.
Routine actions to keep in mind regarding personal safety:
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or demonstrations.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
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.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444