Uruguay will be the first country in South America to develop a screwworm eradication program

With U.S. technical support, Uruguay will be the first country in South America to develop a screwworm eradication program The technique to eradicate the screwworm plague, for which the United States are a global model, will be implemented for the first time in South America in Uruguay. On the morning of September 14, Ambassador Kenn ...
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Travel Advisory Uruguay – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Uruguay has resumed limited transportation options (including charter airport operations and some re-opening of borders for Uruguayan citizens and residents) and business operations (including day cares and schools).  Other improved conditions have been reported within Uruguay.  Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Uruguay.
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Uruguay´s meat processing industry: The United States is a reliable customer when doing business

On Friday 12 June, the United States Ambassador in Uruguay, Kenneth George, held a meeting at the Embassy with Dr. Marcelo Secco, CEO of Marfrig-Tacuarembó and Mr. Daniel Belerati, CEO of the Uruguayan Meatpackers Chamber. Over the past months there has been much discussion in the media about the renegotiation of Uruguayan beef export contracts ...
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U.S. Ambassador Kenn George congratulates President Lacalle Pou on his first 100 days in office

Today in our meeting at the Torre Ejecutiva, I congratulated President Luis Lacalle Pou on his extremely successful first 100 days in office.  Both his leadership and the response of the Uruguayan people have elevated Uruguay’s position on the global stage, demonstrating to the world how a country can successfully manage the COVID-19 crisis. During these challenging times, President Lacalle ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (May 20, 2020) Location:  Uruguay Event:  Last Flight Available for Departure – May 21 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of a flight leaving at 12:20 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo on Thursday, May 21.  For the moment, Sao Paulo has a connecting flight on United Airlines to Houston.  The cost of a ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (May 19, 2020) Location:  Uruguay Event:  Limited Flight Available for Departure – May 21 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of a flight leaving at 12:20 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo on Thursday, May 21.  For the moment, Sao Paulo has a connecting flight on United Airlines to Houston.  The cost of ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (May 11, 2020) Location:  Uruguay Event:  Limited Flights Available for Departure – May 16 and 21 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of two flights leaving at 12:20 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo; one on Saturday, May 16 and another on Thursday, May 21.  For the moment, Sao Paulo has a connecting flight ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (May 05, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Limited Flights Available for Departure – May 09 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of a flight leaving at 12:20 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo on Saturday, May 09. For the moment, Sao Paulo has a connecting flight on United ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (May 05, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Limited Flights Available for Departure – May 07 & 09 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of two flights leaving at 12:20 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo on Thursday, May 07, and Saturday, May 09 (Please note that departure times ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (May 04, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Limited Flights Available for Departure – May 07 & 09 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of two flights leaving at 4:25 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo on Thursday, May 07, and Saturday, May 09. For the moment, Sao Paulo ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (April 14, 2020) Location:  Uruguay Event:  Limited Flights Available for Departure – Passengers May Check Luggage Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of four flights leaving at 4:25 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo, on the following dates: Thursday, April 16, Saturday, April 18, Thursday, April 23, and Saturday, April 25.  For ...
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Evacuation Flight confirmed for U.S. Citizens on board the cruise ship Greg Mortimer

Evacuation Flight confirmed for U.S. Citizens on board the cruise ship Greg Mortimer The remaining passengers currently on board the cruise ship Greg Mortimer, including 6 U.S. citizens, will return to the United States on a medical evacuation flight organized by the cruise line Aurora Expeditions. The passengers will travel from the Port of Montevideo ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (April 13, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Limited Flight Availability for Departure – Thursday, April 16 & Saturday, April 18 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of two flights, one departing Montevideo on Thursday, April 16, at 4:25 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo, and the other departing ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (April 8, 2020) Location:  Uruguay Event:  Limited Flight Availability for Departure – Saturday, April 11 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of a flight departing on Saturday, April 11, at 4:25 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo. For the moment, Sao Paulo has a connecting flight on United Airlines ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (April 5, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Limited Flight Availability for Departure – Wednesday, April 8 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of a flight departing Montevideo on Wednesday, April 8, at 4:25 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo.  For the moment, Sao Paulo has a connecting flight ...
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Alert – Montevideo – Increased Checkpoints by Law Enforcement

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Montevideo (April 2, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Increased Checkpoints Throughout Uruguay April 1-12, 2020 From April 1 to April 12, the Ministry of Interior has stated that local law enforcement officials will be establishing checkpoints to diminish movement in Uruguay ahead of the holiday week which begins on April 6.  Local law ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (April 1, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Limited Flight Availability for Departure – Saturday, April 4 Amaszonas airlines has informed the Embassy of a flight departing Montevideo on Saturday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. from Carrasco airport to Sao Paolo. For the moment, Sao Paolo has a connecting flight ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights for 2019: Uruguay

Executive Summary The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is a constitutional republic with a democratically elected president and a bicameral legislature. In November, in a free and fair general election, Luis Lacalle Pou won a five-year presidential term. No political party won a majority in parliament;consequently, party coalitions will be required to pass legislation. Legislative elections ...
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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (March 28, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Limited Flight Availability for Departures/Restriction on exit of Uruguayan Residents LATAM airlines has informed the Embassy of a flight departing Montevideo on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 18:00 from Carrasco airport to Sao Paolo. For the moment, Sao Paolo has connecting flights ...
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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens – Updated

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (March 27, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Last Programmed Flight LATAM airlines has informed the Embassy of a flight departing Montevideo on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 18:00 from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo continues to have connecting flights to the United States. This is the last ...
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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (March 26, 2020) Location: Uruguay Event: Limited Flight Availability for Departures LATAM airlines has informed the Embassy of a flight departing Montevideo tomorrow, March 27, 2020, at 18:00 from Carrasco airport to Sao Paolo. Sao Paolo continues to have connecting flights to the United States. Tomorrow’s departing flight ...
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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (March 25, 2020) Location:  Uruguay Event:  All regularly scheduled commercial flights have been cancelled All regularly scheduled commercial flights departing Uruguay have been cancelled. Availability is extremely limited on intermittent commercial flights.  U.S. citizens should contact their airlines if they have purchased a ticket to depart Uruguay to confirm flight status.  ...
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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (March 24, 2020) Location:  Uruguay Event:  All regularly scheduled commercial flights have been cancelled All regularly scheduled commercial flights departing Uruguay have been cancelled.  There is very limited availability on intermittent commercial flights.  U.S. citizens should contact their airlines if they have purchased a ticket departing Uruguay.  U.S. citizens whose flights ...
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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

The government of Uruguay has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  All international passenger flights are suspended as of March 23, 2020. We are considering all options to assist U.S. citizens in Uruguay.  Continue to monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website  https://uy.usembassy.gov/  for updates. Please email  MontevideoACS@state.gov  if you have an urgent need to depart and would ...
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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 ...
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United States “very encouraged” about their partnership with Uruguay

On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony for Luis Lacalle Pou last March 1st, President Donald Trump sent a Presidential Delegation to Montevideo, Uruguay. The delegation was led by Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. cabinet member, who was joined by U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay Kenneth George and Acting Assistant Secretary ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Uruguayan President-elect Luis Lacalle Pou

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Uruguayan President-elect Luis Lacalle Pou to congratulate him on his victory in the November 24 presidential elections. 
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Uruguay’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Uruguay’s National Day August 24, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Uruguay on the 194th anniversary of your independence on August 25. The United States and Uruguay enjoy ...
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2018 Report on International Religious Freedom: Uruguay

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion and affirms the state does not support any particular religion.  Legal statutes prohibit discrimination based on religion.  The government launched an interagency, computer-based system to monitor and report on issues of discrimination, including discrimination based on religion.  A judge sentenced four individuals to probation for aggravated violence and hate ...
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Participation in the 49th Organization of American States General Assembly

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson MEDIA NOTE July 1, 2019 Participation in the 49th Organization of American States General Assembly Assistant Secretary of State Kimberly Breier led the U.S. delegation to the 49th Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia, June 26-27, 2019. Assistant Secretary Breier reiterated our commitment ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Bradley Freden visits Tacuarembó

On May 6, 2016 U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Uruguay Bradley Freden visited the city of Tacuarembó in north Uruguay, where he was met by Intendente Eber da Rosa. Following their official meeting, Freden and da Rosa held a press conference with local media and exchanged gifts. Weyerhaeuser’s Director for Latin America, Álvaro Molinari, and other ...
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