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November 20. Uruguay has confirmed that they will not reopen for international tourism this coming summer (December 21 to March 20, 2021).
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Public Health, over the last 24 hours, the authorities detected 30 new positive cases. Nowadays, there are only 138 active cases nationwide and 5 people in hospital.
What are the entry requirements for U.S citizens and other travelers?
If you are a prospective American tourist it is possible you may have to wait a little while still. Currently, there hasn’t been an official announcement on whether U.S. tourists would be allowed entry as part of Uruguay’s reactivation plan.
In the meantime, Americans and other travellers may be allowed to enter the country but only in cases of family reunification between parents and minor single children or adult children with disabilities, or between spouses, or common or for humanitarian or business reasons.
In order to enter the country, you must submit the following documents upon arrival.
Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival.
An affidavit stating the absence of symptoms and contact with confirmed positives in the 14 days prior to admission.
7-day quarantine followed by a COVID-19 test on the 7th day of isolation (in the country). If it comes back negative, you will be allowed to resume your trip after submitting the result to the authorities.
Medical insurance with specific coverage for COVID-19.
Phone number in Uruguay for traceability.
Entry requirements for European citizens who are traveling for essential purposes?
Well, the restrictions and requirements are pretty much the same plus we would encourage you to research the specific policies for the region you plan to visit in Uruguay since there still may be other protocols you would have to follow.
Restrictions for international visitors from Europe, USA, Latin-America. Airport etiquette and tourism policies
Uruguay’s success may have a downside for travellers. Since the government is very much looking to maintain their COVID-19 figures low, there may be strict entry policies regarding entry, testing, and biosafety.