Reconsider travel to Uruguay due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Uruguay due to COVID-19.
Uruguay has resumed limited transportation options (including reduced airline operations and some re-opening of borders for Uruguayan citizens and residents) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Uruguay. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Uruguay.
Violent crimes, such as homicides, armed robberies, car jackings, and thefts have increased throughout the country and occur in urban areas frequented by U.S. government personnel, day and night. Criminals commonly travel in pairs on motorcycles to approach unsuspecting victims with a weapon and demand personal belongings. Armed criminals also target grocery stores, restaurants, financial centers, and small businesses, in which innocent bystanders are often victimized.
Please read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Uruguay:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.