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 to the United States. Please note that given the uncertainty of the situation, there is no guarantee flights will continue. Therefore, the Embassy urges all U.S. citizens who wish to depart Uruguay to do so immediately.

Please contact immediately if you wish to depart on the March 29 LATAM flight.

All foreign citizens, including U.S. citizens, who are residents of Uruguay, are prohibited from exiting Uruguay for tourism purposes. If you are a resident of Uruguay and wish to exit for a non-tourism purpose, you must first visit an Uruguayan Immigration office to fill out a declaration that attests that you are leaving Uruguay for a non-tourism purpose. In Carrasco International airport, there is an immigration office on the ground floor in the hallway next to the McDonald’s restaurant. You must carry that declaration with you and present it to an immigration officer upon exiting Uruguay.

The prohibition on the departure of Uruguayan residents also applies to those who have Uruguayan residency applications in progress, and applies whether you are flying on commercial or charter service. The prohibition was initially set to expire on April 13. For more information, visit

All U.S. citizens in Uruguay should continue to prepare by ensuring they have sufficient food, medicine, and supplies should they need to remain in Uruguay for an extended period of time.

U.S. Embassy Montevideo has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information or send an email to For emergency visa services, send an email to

If you previously registered in, please make sure to extend your end date through your account settings if you are still in Uruguay. This will ensure you continue to get the latest information from U.S. Embassy Montevideo.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice. For more information, visit the CDC’s website.

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