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Uruguay Travel Restrictions

78.88% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 78.65% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Uruguay.

Uruguay entry details and exceptions

Uruguayan citizens, travelers with resident status, and travelers who can enter Uruguay as long as they have the proper documentation are travelers with business, economic, judicial, humanitarian, diplomatic, work, or family reasons are exempted from this restriction.

Travelers must have health insurance coverage in Uruguay.


Outgoing travel to UruguayTravelling from New Zealand to Uruguay

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Uruguay.

Details and exceptions

Travelers under the age of 6 and travelers who recovered from COVID-19, and who have proof of a positive test result from an antigen or RT-PCR test that was taken between 20 and 90 days before traveling are exempted from this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Uruguay.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 7 days of quarantine, travelers can get a test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Fully vaccinated travelers who received their last dose in the last 6 months before travel and at least 15 days before their entry into Uruguay and travelers who recovered from COVID-19 in no more than 90 days before their travel. They must have proof of a positive antigen or RT-PCR test result from a test taken at least 20 days before arrival are exempted from this requirement.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Travelers must complete their Health Declaration form 48 hours before boarding their flight. <p>Uruguayans and residency permit holders can submit this form via mobile app or online form. All other travelers must first apply for entry authorization and once approved, they receive a link to the Health Declaration form.</p>

Entry Authorization Form

Travelers must apply for an entry authorization permit before traveling to Uruguay. Uruguayan citizens and residency permit holders are exempted from this requirement.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Uruguay

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Uruguay must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Uruguay will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Uruguay

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Uruguay. Please check the official guidelines from Uruguay for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Uruguay with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Uruguay.

  • Mask usage in Uruguay is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Uruguay are open with restrictions. Bars in Uruguay are open with restrictions.

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