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Uruguay is in South America, bordering Argentina, Brazil, the Río de la Plata, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visitors will be able experience amazing nightlife in Punta del Este or gorgeous shops in Montevideo. Even in these cosmopolitan areas, travelers will still experience cow-and-gaucho traffic jams. Or, walk along the beach alongside locals drinking maté. Travelers are also able to watch wildlife or visit hot springs giving those who love the outdoors plenty to experience.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Uruguay. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Uruguay: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
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American travelers visiting Uruguay must have a passport that is valid for duration of their stay Uruguay. A visa is not required for trips of 90 days or less.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Uruguay has a humid subtropical climate. Winter temperatures are in the 60’s. The summers are in the 70’s. The country gets 41 inches of rain each year, with October being the wettest month.
Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing or bag-snatching is relatively common in Uruguay. Travelers should avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them. Be cautious while traveling and travel with a partner when possible. Travelers should avoid demonstrations or large gatherings.
Guaviyu Spa town is located 37 miles north of Paysandu and has seven indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The town is located among tons of wild Yatay palm trees. The trees, combined with the warm pools that reach over 100, will make visitors feel as though they are on an exotic getaway. There are plenty of accommodations nearby, including motels, cabins or even camping sites. Boat trips or fishing along the Guaviyu River can also be arranged.
Uruguay is a mostly developed nation, but there is still need to pack well. Be sure you bring these items.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Montevideo
Lauro Müller 1776
Phone: (+598 2) 1770-2000
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