Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (June 25, 2020)
Event: Limited Flights Available (June 27 & July 04)
Amaszonas Airlines has informed the Embassy that they will offer limited flights on June 27 & July 04 from Carrasco airport to Sao Paulo. For the moment, Sao Paulo has a connecting flight on United Airlines to Houston. Both of these flights have sold out; however, you may call our travel agency partner to be put on a waiting list.
Embassy travel agency partner: Romina Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org), Buemes TMC, Phone: 29021050 ext. 179.
Please note that given the uncertainty of the situation, this information could change at any moment. Therefore, the Embassy urges all U.S. citizens who wish to depart Uruguay to make flight arrangements now.
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 a 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.
Up to this point, the declarations have been easy to acquire at Carrasco airport immediately prior to flying out, and passengers report that they simply need to sign the declaration and submit it as they pass through Uruguayan exit controls. The declaration does not require a prior decision by Uruguayan immigration officials. There is no fee for the declaration and Uruguayan residents are allowed to re-enter Uruguay at a later time.
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. For more information, visit https://medios.presidencia.gub.uy/legal/2020/decretos/03/msp_22.pdf
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 MontevideoACS@state.gov. For emergency visa services, send an email to MontevideoVisas@state.gov.
If you previously registered in step.state.gov, 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 3 Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice.
Actions to Take:
- Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program so that the embassy can contact you with updated information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 https://uy.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ for information on conditions in Uruguay.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.