Uruguay Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Uruguay Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Uruguay, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Renowned for its endless coastline, Uruguay is a landmark destination in South America. With a 70km stretch of beach, the Gold Coast is a particularly popular destination among families visiting Uruguay. Surfing enthusiasts will appreciate the high waves on the coastline of Rocha. This location is also popular among tourists thanks to its architectural and cultural riches. The capital Montevideo is also full of historical monuments waiting to be discovered. Why not delve further into the Uruguayan culture by participating in traditional dances and songs such as polka, waltz or tango, proudly showcased by locals. Between these experiences, sample some of the several restaurants to enjoy local culinary delicacies. The local dishes of buseca (cazuela) and ensopado are typical to Uruguay.

Make sure you know about Uruguay’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Dunes on the beaches of Uruguay CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=562151

Recommended travel vaccinations for Uruguay

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Uruguay

MedicationAdditional Information
Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Uruguay


Medical Care in Uruguay

You will be able to experience adequate care for routine problems in Uruguay. The Columbia Hospital is popular amongst foreigners who require treatment, as is the British Hospital which provides a variety of healthcare services and a well-equipped emergency room. You will also be able to find many specialists practicing in this health facility.

You will be able to find multiple pharmacies in large Uruguayan cities, which supply medications with or without a prescription. These drugs are sourced from Europe or the United States.

In order to call for an ambulance service, you should dial 105. However, if you experience more serious health problems in Uruguay you will require medical evacuation by airplane to another country.

Is Uruguay Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present;Caution required in Puerto de Montevideo (the port area), on 18 de Julio avenue (in the neighbourhoods of Plaza Independencia) and La Ciudad Vieja (the Old City)
Demonstrations High risk in Montevideo
Road safety High accident rate; Hazardous driving conditions
Risk level Normal security precautions
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Uruguay?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Uruguay. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your trip.

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Embassy of Canada to Uruguay information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Uruguay
Street Address:
Plaza Independencia 749,
oficina 102, 11100, Montevideo, Uruguay

Tel.: 598 (2) 902-2030
Fax: 598 (2) 902-2029

Email: [email protected]

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