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 for updates.

Please email if you have an urgent need to depart and would be interested in options to leave if they become available.  For each member of your group, please include: (1) name as it appears on passport, (2) date of birth, (3) U.S. passport number, (4) telephone number and WhatsApp number, (5) current location, and (6) special medical or other considerations.

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.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

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

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

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.

Actions to Take:

  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information. Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.