Uruguay (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Banned
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 7 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery only

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 01.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Uruguay;
– passengers with passports stating Uruguay as place of birth and their children.
2. Passengers are not allowed to transit.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay transiting through Montevideo (MVD) or Punta del Este (PDP).
3. Passengers can only land at Montevideo (MVD) and Punta del Este (PDP).
4. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– passengers with a letter issued by a consulate of Uruguay stating that the passenger is exempt from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test requirement before departure. The passenger is subject to a PCR test upon arrival.
5. Airline crew without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure are subject to self-isolation.
6. Passengers are subject to quarantine.
7. Passengers and airline crew must have a health insurance.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Uruguay.
8. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
9. A completed “Declaracion de Salud” must be presented to upon arrival. The form can be submitted online before departure at https://declaracion-viajero.coronavirus.gub.uy/controlfronterizoFront/servlet/com.controlfronterizofrontend.home or at the “Coronavirus UY” app.
10. A completed “Formulario de Frontera” must be presented to upon arrival.


Detailed Tourist Information

Borders remain closed to foreign nationals, and there are only limited exceptions to the entry ban (https://turismo.gub.uy/index.php/requisitos-de-ingreso-y-tramites).

Eligible travelers must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, and undergo 7 days of mandatory self-isolation at a declared address. A second swab on day 7 is required before completion of quarantine.

All non-resident foreign travelers must show proof of health insurance that covers suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Lockdown Details

The population has been asked to maintain social distancing, including through working remotely, avoiding public transport and large gatherings, and staying at home as much as possible. Police officers will be urging people to avoid crowds.

There are a number of other measures in place, including:

-the suspension of all public shows and equestrian events
-the closure of public buildings such as museums and libraries
-gradual reopening of public and private education centres
-the introduction of maximum pricing for indispensable hygiene products and the removal of taxes from multiple products


Data Source: covidcontrols.co