Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay (March 30, 2020)
Event: No Further Departure Flights Available from Uruguay at This Time
As of March 30, the Embassy is not aware of any flights departing from Uruguay for an undetermined period of time. All U.S. citizens in Uruguay are advised to shelter in place.
All U.S. citizens in Uruguay should ensure they have sufficient food, medicine, and supplies to remain in Uruguay for an extended period of time.
The Embassy continues to encourage U.S. citizens to enroll and maintain current information through the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. This includes extending your end date through your account settings if you are remaining in Uruguay to ensure you continue to get the latest information from U.S. Embassy Montevideo.
U.S. citizens who wish to receive information on departure options should they become available may contact the Embassy at MontevideoACS@state.gov. For each member of your group who wishes to depart, 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.
U.S. Embassy Montevideo has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please email MontevideoACS@state.gov. For emergency visa services, send an email to MontevideoVisas@state.gov.
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:
- Email MontevideoACS@state.gov if you would be interested in departing Uruguay if an option becomes available and 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.