For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Uruguay for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.
Most unvaccinated travelers are not allowed to enter Uruguay. Travelers looking for an exemption from the entry ban must have the proper documentation and a valid reason. These entry restrictions do not apply to Uruguayan citizens, travelers with resident status, travelers who are fully vaccinated, travelers under 18 years old, travelers who recovered from COVID-19 no more than 90 days before their travel. Travelers who can enter Uruguay as long as they have the proper documentation are travelers with business, economic, judicial, humanitarian, diplomatic, work, or family reasons.
Learn more on Uruguay's travel restrictions on their Tourism Ministry website.
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 72 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Uruguay.
Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.
Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Uruguay.
Travelers returning from Uruguay must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.
Visitors returning from Uruguay are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.
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