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Uruguay Travel Tips and Information

Uruguay Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameOriental Republic of Uruguay
Population3.4 million
Country CodeUY
Country Code (international calls)598

The flight time to Uruguay is approximately 13 hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Uruguay below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Uruguay.

Uruguay is located in the eastern part of South America and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Brazil, and Argentina.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to Uruguay

Travelers to Uruguay are required to obtain a visa if unless they are nationals of Australia, Great Britain, USA, Canada or a member state of the European Union. Visas can be obtained from the Embassy or Consulate of Uruguay. The cost of a single entry visa is USD 42. Travelers must have a valid passport and a return ticket as conditions for entry to Uruguay. An onward ticket instead of a return ticket is accepted as well.

Things/Items Allowed into Uruguay

Travelers to Uruguay may import 400 individual cigarettes, 500 grams of tobacco, 2 liters of alcoholic beverages and 5 kg of food.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Uruguay

・Firearms ・Plants

Things/Items Forbidden into Uruguay

・Narcotics and Illegal Drugs ・Obscene Materials

Voice of Travelers to Uruguay

Stopping to see Uruguay

While Uruguay was never on my travel list, I decided to stop in Montevideo while traveling from Miami to Argentina. For this reason, I purchased an onward ticket which included a two-day stop-over in Uruguay. The ticket agency arranged a hotel in Uruguay's capital which was included in the price of the package, as well as the transfer from and to the airport. The airfare ticket was purchased with Delta Airlines. While the ticket was rather pricey, I believe it was cheaper than to fly from Miami to Uruguay and back. Delta Airlines offered great service and good food which was included in the price of the airfare ticket. While I didn't like Montevideo all that much, I am glad I did not purchase a direct return ticket to Uruguay but included it in my onward ticket with my travel to Argentina.

Attending a conference in Uruguay

When I learned that my company wanted to send me to Uruguay to attend a conference, I first went to a ticket agency and tried to book a direct return ticket from Germany to Uruguay. I learned, however, that there are no such tickets available for Uruguay because there are no direct flights to any airport in Uruguay from Germany. So, I had to buy a ticket with Iberia Airlines and fly first to Madrid before boarding the flight to Montevideo. This was the cheapest ticket option I booked as advised by the ticket agency. Iberia delivered perfect service, both on the flight to Spain and then to Bolivia. Waiting at the airport in Madrid was a bit long, but there was food included in the price of the ticket.

Uruguay Travel FAQs

Q. What is the best way to travel within Uruguay?

A. Visitors can travel by train, bus, or boat in Uruguay. The cheapest option is to buy a train ticket. Train tickets tend to be the cheapest while bus tickets cost a bit more but travel faster. There are domestic flights available for travel within the country, but the air ticket price is more expensive than taking a bus or train.

Q. What is the best season to visit Uruguay?

A. Although the climate is relatively mild year-round, the best season to explore Uruguay is in the winter when the temperatures in Uruguay are mild. Since Uruguay is in the Southern Hemisphere, winter is the best time to enjoy the beaches as well.

Q. What are the highlights of Uruguay?

A. Uruguay is not a very well known country, but it has a lot of interesting sites. Uruguay has great beaches with clean sands and few crowds. Most of Uruguay consists of grasslands which are very scenic and great for photography. Uruguay is also home to great wine and beautiful small villages.

Uruguay - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toCarrasco International Airport・Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport ・Miami International Airport ・Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International Airport

Flight Routes to Uruguay

Direct flights to Uruguay operate from Miami in the USA, Madrid in Europe, and Sao Paulo in South America. Amaszonas Uruguay is the national carrier in Uruguay and offers flights to Buenos Aires. A number of smaller airports in Uruguay operate domestic flights. The country's largest airport and primary hub is Carrasco International Airport. Major airlines that offer flights to Uruguay include American Airlines, Iberia and LAN.