South America is a continent teeming with culture, history and almost unparalleled natural landscapes – and Uruguay is no exception to the rule. A UNESCO cultural heritage country, Uruguay is a must-visit location for any traveler looking to head to South America in the upcoming year, and visiting is easier than you may think. Here are all the latest 2022 COVID-19 entry requirements for Uruguay all travelers need to know before booking their trip.
Entry Requirements For Countries Permitted to Visit Uruguay For Tourism
COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements
Uruguay requires that travelers present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. Unvaccinated travelers require an additional PCR test 7 days after arrival, which can be avoided by completing a self-quarantine period of 14 days. Children under 6 are exempt from any testing requirements. Those with proof of recovery from Covid-19 are exempt from testing requirements.
Quarantine Entry Requirements
Vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers – who are only permitted to enter in exceptional circumstances – may self-quarantine for 14 days instead of taking an additional PCR test.
Travelers must fill out a health declaration form online within 48 hours of their trip to Uruguay. This form will also provide those who have been vaccinated against or have recovered from Covid-19 the chance to upload their proof.
COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements
All travelers heading to Uruguay are required to have health insurance that covers the length of their stay in the country and has specific coverage for Covid-19.
COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Uruguay
Masks are required in all indoor public spaces and on all forms of public transport. Travelers are also asked to wear masks when less than two meters away from other people. Facilities such as restaurants, cafes and museums remain open as per usual for in-person services.
COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements
Only fully vaccinated travelers can enter Uruguay for tourism reasons. Whilst it is possible for some unvaccinated travelers to enter the country, such as those with work, residence status or family in the country, it is not possible to do so for tourism reasons.
Visa Entry Requirements For Uruguay During COVID-19
Visa entry requirements are in effect as per usual. Uruguay allows travelers from several countries to enter visa free – travelers should check their visa requirements prior to entering.
Can Americans Enter Uruguay?
Yes, vaccinated Americans may enter Uruguay for tourism purposes. American travelers may enter visa-free for tourism purposes for a period of up to 90 days, with any longer requiring a visa to be obtained. Uruguay currently has a Level 3 travel advisory level, warning travelers to reconsider travel to the country – travelers should read the page to ensure they are aware of any potential risks.
Uruguay Covid-19 Entry Requirements:
- Travelers must ensure they are fully vaccinated and can prove their vaccination status
- They must make sure they have the correct visa (if required) to enter
- A PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of their journey
- The online health declaration must be filled in within 48 hours of arrival – failure to do so will result in being unable to enter the country
- Travel insurance that covers Covid-19 must be purchased
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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories