United States – Uruguay Bilateral Inter-Ministerial Dialogue

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 14, 2024 The United States will host the second annual U.S.-Uruguay Annual Bilateral Inter-Ministerial Dialogue on February 15 in Washington, D.C.  Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols and Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs Omar Ignacio Paganini Herrera will co-chair the dialogue.  The U.S. delegation will include senior government officials ... Read More»

Remarks by José W. Fernández at the Economic Health Dialogue of the Americas Strategic Summit

REMARKS JOSE W. FERNANDEZ, UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY DECEMBER 6, 2023 Good afternoon. Thank you to Dr. Barbosa of PAHO [Pan American Health Organization] and Minister Rando for your welcome and for your continued support towards the success of the Economic and Health Dialogue of the Americas [EHA]. In June 2022, the United States, under the leadership of Secretary of State ... Read More»

New 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative Grant-Winning Partnership Programs between the United States, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay

New 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative Grant-Winning Partnerships and Climate Action Exchange Programs between the United States and Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay December 12, 2023: Partners of the Americas, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and U.S. embassies, announce six new 100K Strong in the Americas ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: President Biden Hosts Inaugural Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity Leaders’ Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE NOVEMBER 03, 2023 FACT SHEET: President Biden Hosts Inaugural Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity Leaders’ Summit BRIEFING ROOM | STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Today, President Biden hosted the inaugural Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity Leaders’ Summit to establish an enduring forum for bolstering regional competitiveness and mobilizing high-standard investment in our hemisphere. President ... Read More»

32 Countries Launch the Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation

Thirty-two coastal Atlantic countries across four continents adopted a Declaration on Atlantic Cooperation launching the Partnership for Atlantic Cooperation today on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. This new multilateral forum brings together an unprecedented number of coastal Atlantic countries across Africa, Europe, North America, South America, and the Caribbean. ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Antony Blinken on Uruguay’s National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN “On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Uruguay on the 198th anniversary of your independence. The strong partnership between Uruguay and the United States is built on our shared values and ... Read More»

Report on Trafficking in Persons 2023 (Uruguay Segment)

2023 Trafficking in Persons Report: Uruguay URUGUAY (Tier 2) The Government of Uruguay does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if any, on ... Read More»

U.S. Coast Guard Ship Donation Deal Finalized as First Step in Uruguayan Navy’s Fleet Modernization

On December 15, 2021, Admiral Jorge Wilson, Commander of the Uruguayan Navy, signed a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) finalizing the government-to-government agreement between the United States and Uruguay, allowing Uruguay to accept three Protector Class vessels as part of a grant from the United States Coast Guard as part of the Uruguayan Navy’s Fleet Modernization ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to Uruguay and Peru

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Travel to Uruguay and Peru MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 5, 2021 In Montevideo from November 7-9, Deputy Secretary Sherman will meet with senior government officials to discuss continued efforts to advance democratic governance and human rights in the region; reinforce U.S.-Uruguay economic, security, and counternarcotics cooperation; discuss climate and ... Read More»

United States Continues to Support Uruguayan military and civilian education.

The U.S.’s Charge d’Affaires in Uruguay, Ms. Jennifer Savage, hosted a recognition ceremony at the Chief of Mission’s residence for graduates of the U.S. International Military Education and Training Program for 2020 and 2021. Ms. Savage was joined by Uruguayan Minister of Defense Dr. Javier Garcia, military leaders, and more than 55 military and civilian ... Read More»

Uruguay Independence Day

Uruguay Independence Day PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 25, 2021 On behalf of the government of the United States, I congratulate the people of Uruguay as you celebrate the 196th anniversary of your independence.   The United States and Uruguay share a long history of friendship and partnership as nations seeking to ... Read More»

U.S. Coast Guard multilateral cooperation tocombat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

U.S. Coast Guard Operation Southern Cross Builds Multilateral Cooperation to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the South Atlantic U.S. Department of State Office of The Spokesperson Media Note January 15, 2021 The Department of State is proud to support the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Operation Southern Cross as part of our efforts ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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.  ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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.  Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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