Uruguay is quite easy to get in and out off. Residents from a large number of countries..Travel Health
Due to its climatic location, vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diptheria and Rabies..Local Currency
The local currency is the Peso (Ur$). The currency is very weak with Ur$1.0 0 equivalent..Weather
Uruguay has a subtropical climate with hot summers and milder winters. The lack of..Local Customs
The locals in Uruguay are very friendly and welcome visitors. It is customary for..Languages
Spanish is spoken throughout Uruguay with some limited English in the tourist spots..Transport Options
The international airport is in the suburb of Carrasco, which is 18km east of central..Travel Tips
Smoking is not allowed in cinemas, theatres or on public transport. Uruguay has..Local Food
Uruguayan cuisine tends to be mild with little spice added to dishes. Barbecued meats..Local Timezones
Uruguay is East of the International Date Line, and 3 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time..Dutyfree Limits
Duty free is available at the international airport. If you’re 18 years of age or..
Due to its climatic location, vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Diptheria and Rabies are recommended for all areas and depending on the season and what areas you are visiting you may also need Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B injections. Dengue Fever exists so visitors should take care to avoid mosquito bites by using repellent or covering up with long sleeves at dusk.
Good medical services are available with 24 hour emergency care at the British hospital in Montevideo. Any services will require payment in cash and more serious problems will require evacuation so it is highly recommended that travellers have adequate insurance coverage.
Street crime can be high in the cities, mainly in the form of pickpockets so travellers should take care around ATMs and refrain from carrying valuables or large amounts of cash.
Mains tap water in Uruguay is considered safe to drink but outside of the main cities and towns the water may be contaminated and it is recommended to drink bottled or purified water. Local foods are generally considered safe to eat just ensure they are washed, peeled and/or well cooked.
Uruguay can experience rapid changes in weather so care should be taken when heading out that appropriate clothing and protection from rain and storms is taken.
In case of an emergency call 911 or 999.
We strongly advise that all Australian travellers check the latest travel advice on the Australian Government Smart Traveller site.