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Uruguay is a South American country and the capital, Montevideo, revolves around Plaza Independencia, once home to a Spanish citadel. There are art deco buildings, colonial homes and Mercado del Puerto, an old port market with many steakhouses. There are also several boardwalks along the beautiful beaches.
Youâll want to plan ahead for any unexpected medical event or other issues before starting out on your journeys. This is where travel insurance comes in.
Travel Insurance Requirements
The Ministries of Tourism in Uruguay requires that you obtain travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. This is for international and American travelers. You can visit their website for the most up-to-date information, all the paperwork and the requirements for entry.
VisitorsCoverage can help determine the best coverage options once you have finalized your travel plans. We have travel medical plans with emergency medical evacuation, comprehensive coverage, and more. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.
For American citizens traveling from the U.S., should you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related issues, trip insurance with Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) insurance may be a better option. For international and non-US residents, the best fit may be International Travel Medical Insurance.
COVID-19 in Uruguay
Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for current COVID-19 conditions and requirements. Do not travel if you test positive for Covid, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date.
It is still important to continue safe hygiene practices.
- Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
- If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.
Other health and safety recommendations include:.
- Carry a list of local doctors and hospitals at your destination.
- Review your health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during your trip.
- Consider purchasing travel health and medical evacuation insurance.
Covid information for your trip
Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.
Health & Safety
Currently Uruguay suggests that visitors should exercise normal precautions. To learn more about the current conditions while traveling, visit the Uruguay Travel Advisory website.
Maintain Personal Security:
- Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
- Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
- Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft.
- Follow all local laws and social customs.
Make sure you are up to date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Flu (influenza)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
Other recommended vaccines:
- Yellow fever for travelers from certain countries.
For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.
Visas & Documentation
To enter Uruguay, your passport must be valid on the date of arrival, with a two blank page requirement for entry stamp.
Tourist visas are not required for stays less than 90 days. However, a visa is required when traveling on a diplomatic or official passport.