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Uruguay: FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about travel to Uruguay. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.

Do I need any vaccinations before I go away to Uruguay?

There are no major health issues so no special vaccinations are required to enter the country. What is recommended is that you seek professional medical advice before travelling and that you ensure you are up to date with hepatitis A, typhoid and routine immunisations – specifically tetanus-diphtheria, measles-mumps-rubella, polio, and varicella.

Do I need to get a visa?

Foreign visitors do not need to follow any special immigration procedures, as entering the country only requires a valid passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure from the country you are visiting.

Should I bring travellers’ cheques?

Travellers’ cheques are accepted in some hotels in Uruguay. However we don’t usually suggest bringing them as they can be troublesome and time consuming to change.  Cash machines are always nearby in big cities, but you must be sure to look for the relevant symbol on the machine for your card to ensure it is an international machine (displaying the VISA, MAESTRO etc symbols), local ones may not work. If you are travelling to a remote area make sure you have some cash already and don’t have to rely on what may be the single cash machine in the village. Credit cards are accepted with almost as much frequency as they are at home; all major credit cards are accepted in most places. Some restaurants and shops may ask to see your passport (or a photocopy) when you use your credit card. This is a precaution against fraud.

Which currency should I bring?

The local currency is the Uruguayan Peso, however the US Dollar is also accepted as currency in most restaurants and hotels and many prices are even given in US Dollars.