Entry Requirements to Uruguay, everything you need to know to be able to enter the country in the face of the current health emergency situation of COVID-19.
Since November 1, 2021, our neighboring country opens its borders to tourism from around the world. The main requirement is to have the vaccine, present a negative PCR for a maximum of 72 hours prior to admission and do it again 7 days after that first analysis. Also, you must complete the affidavit online.
Obviously, the main beneficiary of this situation is the tourism sector, which, in turn, was the most affected during these long 18 months of closed borders. Many airlines have already announced the return of their operations and the increase in frequencies with the country. Although it will be a gradual return, it is expected to reach a pre-pandemic level in the short term.
Therefore, if you have the only dose or the two doses of the vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 enabled in Uruguay, within the 9 months prior to your shipment and with the waiting periods necessary for effective immunity, you will be able to travel and enter the country without problems.
On the other hand, those who have had the disease in the last 3 months prior to boarding, will also be able to enter the country with the presentation of a certificate with a “positive test result by molecular biology technique PCR-RT or detection test of antigens ”, confirming the condition of the disease in that period. The same analysis must be carried out up to 20 days prior to shipment.
Those foreigners under 18 years of age who are not vaccinated will be able to enter accompanied by an adult who proves their complete guideline. In addition, the country offers them the possibility of inoculating there as well.
Currently, also decreed, preventive isolation is not necessary when you enter the country if you have certified the complete regimen with any of the approved vaccines.
Regarding the entry requirements for foreigners who are not residents of Uruguay, it is established:
- Temperature control at the point of entry.
- Use of a face mask in contact situations less than 2 meters away with other people.
- Accreditation of a negative PCR test (or another analysis technique that is approved by the Ministry of Health of Uruguay) with no more than 72 hours prior to the start of the trip. 7 days after entering the country, the test should also be repeated with a negative result.
- Except minors under 6 years of age.
- Have medical coverage in Uruguay.
- Comply with the contagion prevention measures determined by the health authority.
- Mandatory online affidavit (which you can access from here), completed within 48 hours prior to boarding.
In addition, the country will be offering third-dose applications to those foreigners who so wish.