Sitio oficial de la República Oriental del Uruguay

Preguntas frecuentes para ingresar a Uruguay

Before coming


    According to Decree N° 268/022, people entering Uruguay no longer have to present Declaration of Entry. Preventive sanitary measures, swabs and isolation are still in force where appropriate.

    To enter the country, is it mandatory to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

    • It is not mandatory to be vaccinated. People with a Uruguayan document are not required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. 
    • Foreigners who have had the disease for between 10 and 90 days should NOT present a vaccination certificate.

    What is considered an immunized person?

    • Persons who prove that they have received the single dose or both doses, as appropriate, of the type of vaccine supplied, approved by their country of origin.
    • People who have had the disease within the last 90 days. They must certify by means of a molecular biology PCR-RT test or antigen detection test, carried out from 10 (ten) and up to a maximum of 90 (ninety) days prior to shipment or arrival in the country. *

    * Updated information according to modifications established in the Decree N° 32/022.


    Who should swab?

    All people over 6 years old.

    How far in advance should I get the swab?

    It must be done a maximum of 72 hours prior to the trip.

    Where should I get the swab done?

    In a laboratory authorized in the country of origin or transit.

    What should I do when entering Uruguay?

    Preventive isolation and swab information upon arrival.

    Do I have to have Health coverage when I enter?

    Yes. To enter Uruguay the person must have a health service in the country or travel insurance that covers their stay.

    Can I enter with my vehicle?

    Yes. If you enter with your vehicle, the term of stay of the car will be for the same period of authorization. Once the deadline has expired, the current customs violation process will begin.

    If I am Uruguayan or a resident foreigner, can I enter Uruguay if I am experiencing COVID-19?

    Yes, decree 7/22 enables exceptional income in these cases.