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URUGUAY IS OPEN- Uruguay re-opened for tourism on 1 November 2021.
The Uruguay Health Declaration is an electronic document that all travelers entering Uruguay must have before arriving at the airport. It allows the Uruguayan authorities to contact you or anyone you’ve been in contact with if there’s a health emergency, including the risk of coronavirus.
WHO CAN ENTER URUGUAY WITH THIS DOCUMENT?
Uruguay is open for tourism to fully vaccinated international travelers over the age of 18 as well as children. Travelers can simply fill in the health declaration prior to arrival, present a vaccination certificate and a negative PCR test result on arrival and enjoy a return to fun-filled vacations in Uruguay.
GET THE URUGUAY HEALTH DECLARATION
You can get the Uruguay Health Declaration online by entering information about your health and your planned stay in Uruguay. Please note that all travelers aged 6 and over must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure. Travelers must also have evidence of a health insurance policy that provides COVID-19 coverage for the duration of the visit.
Check our application page to fill in the Uruguay Health Declaration in the easiest and fastest way.
DISPLAY THE FORM
After filling out the application form, we’ll send you the Uruguay Health Declaration in your email inbox before you start your travel. As soon as you receive the document, remember to print and hand-sign it if necessary. Show it to the officers at the airport upon arrival.
Check the FAQs below to view quarantine rules for Uruguay.
ABOUT COVID-19 SELF-TESTING
Don't waste vacation time searching for a COVID-19 test center. Even if you don't need to take a test to enter Uruguay, you will need a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the US. Simplify testing by ordering the eMed self-testing COVID-19 kit online. Pack the test in your suitcase and self-test no more than 3 days prior to your flight back to the US. Check the FAQs to learn more about our trusted testing partner.
Required Documents to Apply
All travelers entering , regardless of their nationality, age or any other consideration, must carry their Health Declaration Form.
It DOES NOT replace a visa. If your country requires a visa, the immigration officers will ask for your Visa when you enter the country. Keep in mind some nationalities will require a paper visa. If that is your case, we suggest you contact your local embassy.
At the airport, you must show the health authorities the form that we will send you in order to pass the health check.
It is highly recommended that you keep your Form with you either as a soft copy (smartphone, tablet, etc.) or as a hard copy in case of any failure in the system.
Children and fully vaccinated adults can enter Uruguay for tourism reasons.
Unvaccinated travelers with eligibility to enter Uruguay are lawfully obliged to carry out a 7-day mandatory quarantine. They will undergo PCR testing on day 7 of the quarantine and must wait for a negative result before being ending the quarantine.
Fully vaccinated travelers who will visit Uruguay for more than 7 days must undergo PCR testing on day 7.
Don't forget that you will need a health insurance policy that provides COVID-19 coverage if you want to visit Uruguay.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter Uruguay?
Do I need to take a PCR COVID-19 Test before traveling to Uruguay?
- COVID test prior to arrival: PCR within 72 hours.
- COVID test exemptions: Children under 6.
- COVID test after arrival: Day 7 PCR for all travelers.
Why buy a COVID-19 self-testing kit? (US residents only)
The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet American airline entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the US!
Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.
Do I have to quarantine after I arrive in Uruguay?
- Quarantine requirements: 7 days for unvaccinated travelers.
- Quarantine testing: Day 7 PCR for all travelers.
- Quarantine exemptions: Fully vaccinated travelers do not have to quarantine but must undergo PCR testing on day 7 of their visit.
Do I need health insurance to visit Uruguay?
What’s the Uruguay Health Declaration?
Is it obligatory to apply for the Uruguay Health Declaration if I’m traveling to Uruguay?
Do children also have to complete the Uruguay Health Declaration?
How much does the Uruguay Health Declaration cost?
- Standard Processing Time: 24 hours - USD 20.00.
- Rush Processing Time: 8 hours - USD 35.00.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 4 hours - USD 60.00.
When should I apply for the Uruguay Health Declaration?
You can apply for this document at any time, but we recommend you to do it within 48 hours before departure. To process your document, you'll need the following:
- A passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months after the date of your trip.
- A valid means of payment (debit or credit card).
- A valid email address.
Apply for your document now and forget about having to check if you’re available to apply.
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Learn more about Uruguay tourism
Located between Brazil’s large thumb and Argentina’s high forefinger, Uruguay has often been left in the shadows of these countries. However, after so many years in the background, one of the smallest countries in South America is finally getting the recognition it deserves. It is well-known as a progressive, stable, and safe country, with sophisticated culture and a pacific lifestyle that attracts many visitors from around the world.
Being a small country doesn’t mean that it will be boring for short-term visitors who are sure to find a lot to do and will also be able to see a lot of the country, thanks to its petite size. In Uruguay, you can enjoy many things from the busy cosmopolitan capital city, Montevideo, to colorful Colonia and party-hard Punta del Este. Besides, In Uruguay, you can also enjoy wildlife along the Atlantic coast, or even relax alongside hot springs up the Río Uruguay. Many things are possible in this country and all of them in a safe and peaceful environment, at least in comparison to some of the other feistier countries in the region.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, traveling to Uruguay has changed a little and it is now mandatory to apply for an Uruguay Health Declaration before arrival. The Uruguay Health Declaration is not a difficult document to obtain as you can easily apply for it through our website. It won’t take you much of your time and you’ll only need basic items to process the application request. Once you have this document ready in your email inbox, you’ll just have to take your plane to Uruguay and show it to the officers. It is as simple as that.
We cannot talk about Uruguay without mentioning Montevideo, the capital city that embraces modernity but also reflects tradition. This metropolitan city has unique architectural places like El Cabildo, the ‘Puerta de la Ciudadela’ (City Gate), and Matriz Church. At the same time, it also has impressive Art Deco and Art Nouveau buildings like Torre de las Comunicaciones. In Montevideo, you can also enjoy its waterfront promenade (Rambla) that offers access to its 30km of coastline, one of the most impressive attributes of Montevideo. You’ll probably see many locals visiting the ‘Rambla’ to drink ‘mate’, and that shouldn’t be surprising as this place is very peaceful for anyone.
Montevideo also has numerous green spaces, parks, and gardens, so it is a city made for outdoor activities. Additionally, Montevideo is an artistic city, which is why you’ll find many theatrical productions there, including classic, modern and alternative shows. Not to mention that you can also enjoy many museums, cultural centers and showrooms with a lot of things related to Uruguayan culture and history. This city was named the Ibero-American Culture Capital by the Union of the Ibero-American Capital Cities, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that a broad agenda has been programmed to celebrate this distinction.
If you visit this country in February, you cannot forget its Carnivals, especially in Montevideo. To enjoy this festivity to the fullest, you must be part of the Desfiles de las Llamadas, a two-night parade that goes through the streets of Palermo and Barrio Sur Districts, in the southeast of the city’s center. This parade is an amazing reflection of Uruguay’s cultural diversity, especially with the Afro-Uruguayan traditions.
Aside from Montevideo, you can also enjoy other incredible places in Uruguay like Punta del Diablo. This place was once a fishing village, but nowadays it is a summer getaway not only for Uruguayans but also for Argentines. It is the most popular place for Uruguay’s backpacker beach scene, not only for its relaxing beaches but also for its lounges and affordable accommodations in the surrounding areas. Here you can relax a lot with its beautiful shoreline and its breathtaking sunsets. It is a must-see if you enjoy beach scenarios.
Uruguay is also popular with its protected areas. One of them is Quebrada de Los Cuervos, a landscape that can be found in the eastern hills of the Treinta y Tres department. This place has rolling grassland hills and impressive wildlife, which is why it is so well taken care of. The latter hills surround a ‘broken’ valley of an amazing scenic beauty that you surely won’t forget. The name of this place comes from a very narrow stretch of the Yerbal Chico River which crosses the Sierra del Yerbal hill.
Other protected areas you can visit in Uruguay are Chamangá, Montes del Queguay, The Lunarejo Valley, and Laguna de Rocha to mention some. Keep in mind that Punta del Diablo is also a protected area, but it’s the most visited and popular one.
There are other places in Uruguay that you shouldn’t overlook aside from the protected areas. For example, Iporá, The Corrales Mines, Melo, and Tacuarembó in the Northeast Region to mention some. If you go to the South Central Region do not forget to visit the cities of Durazno, Florida, San José de Mayo, and Flores.
But before planning anything to do in Uruguay, do not forget to apply for the Uruguay Health Declaration, an online document that will offer you legal entry to this country while the coronavirus outbreak is still a danger. The process to obtain the Uruguay Health Declaration won’t take you more than 15 minutes as it only asks you to be ready with your passport and other basic items like an email address.
We encourage you to apply for the Uruguay Health Declaration now and get ready for your upcoming trip to this beautiful destination.
Where can I read more?
- How Citizens of Brazil Can Enter Uruguay During Coronavirus
- How Citizens of Paraguay Can Enter Uruguay During Coronavirus
- How Citizens of Chile Can Enter Uruguay During Coronavirus
- How Citizens of Argentina Can Enter Uruguay During Coronavirus
- Uruguay Covid Entry Requirements
- Uruguay Covid Quarantine
- Uruguay Covid restrictions
- Uruguay Visa Policy