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Uruguay international travel guide

Landscape view of Uruguay


Uruguay is part of South America with main city at Montevideo. It's usually 🌀️ 23.75 °C in Uruguay with a rainfall of 🌧 107.57 mm. Internet speed in Uruguay is on average 6.2 Mbps. In Uruguay you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 3M people. The main currency is Peso Uruguayo. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are common in Uruguay. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~23.75 Β°C Β  🌧 ~107.57 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 3M people


πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Uruguay has closed its borders to foreigners. If you want to leave, there are some flights to Sao Paolo with Amaszonas, but these flights are limited. Contact the airline or your travel provider for more details. Follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving Uruguay. We advise: Do not travel to Uruguay.

issued date: July 6, 2020


🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


πŸ”Œ Sockets

Uruguay uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type F and Type L.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish


πŸ’± Currencies Used

Uruguay uses the Uruguayan peso (symbol: $), code UYU.Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centΓ©simos. Coins come in denominations of 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pesos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Uruguay. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.


πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Uruguay is on average 6.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Uruguay is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 295.08 UYU, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Antel, Claro or Movistar. Uruguay uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Uruguay upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Uruguay, dial +, then 598 (the country code for Uruguay), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Uruguay, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2123 .


πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Uruguay you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 75-90 km/h (46-55 mph) on undivided highways, 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on motorways and 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on expressways.

πŸ†˜ Emergency





Fire department


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Last updated: January 1, 2021