Uruguay Travel Information
The situation with the coronavirus is constantly
changing. It must therefore be expected that new
measures and restrictions can be implemented in the
short term. Norwegian citizens are encouraged to follow
the advice and directions of local authorities. For more
information about the corona virus, see the section
Health. In a normal situation, Uruguay is considered
among the safest destinations in Latin America. The
country can offer several beautiful destinations within
relatively short distances.
Travel advice for all countries
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against
travel that is not strictly necessary for all countries.
- Practical information
- Link to the Embassy responsible website
- Link to information about Norway in
Outbreak of zika fever.
Uruguay is a relatively safe country and is
considered among the safest destinations in Latin
America. Most journeys are completed without any
particular problems. Norway is represented in Uruguay at
an honorary consulate in Montevideo. The Norwegian
Embassy in Argentina is accredited to Uruguay.
Uruguay has little crime, and it is mainly about
crime of profit in the form of pocket theft, purse
seizure, credit card fraud and fake money etc. Tourists
are particularly exposed and especially in the capital.
If one is exposed to criminal acts, this should be
reported to the nearest police station.
The risk of kidnappings, abductions and terror is
considered low. It is recommended to be aware of details
about safety and to inquire about areas that are
considered less safe. Assault and robbery of buses and
cars can occur, especially at night time in less
- Countryaah: Montevideo is the capital
of Uruguay. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Protests and demonstrations are relatively common
political instruments in Uruguay. It is recommended that
one stay at a distance and use common sense in such
Travelers are encouraged to keep up to date on news
and any reports from the police and the country's
authorities. Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or
longer period in Uruguay are encouraged to register on
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
travel insurance when traveling to Uruguay.
Emergency numbers: Police 911, fire 104, ambulance
105, tourist police in Montevideo: 0800 8226
In the event of an emergency, travelers should
contact the Norwegian authorities:
Norwegian Honorary Consulate in Montevideo -
Honorary Consul John Christian Schandy.
Real Consulado General de Noruega
Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 no 508, piso 5
Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
Tel: (+598) 2 9163935
Fax: (+598) 2 9163856
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 13.00 - 17.00
The Embassy of Norway in Argentina is responsible for
Real Embajada de Noruega
Carlos Pellegrini 1427, 2do piso
C1011AAC Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 (0) 11 37 24 12 00
Norwegian tel. (+47) 23 95 44 00
Fax: +54 (0) 11 43 28 90 48
E-mail: email@example.com Embassy of
Expedition time: Monday - Friday 10.30 - 13.30
Telephone time: Monday - Friday 8.30 - 13:00 and 13:30
Outside of the consulate and the embassy working
hours, travelers can contact the UD's 24-hour operating
center on tel: +47 23 95 00 00 or by e-mail:
Travelers are subject to local laws and a serious
offense can result in prison sentences that must be
served in local prisons. Norwegians who are arrested or
imprisoned have the right to contact the responsible
Norwegian authority (the Embassy in Buenos Aires). The
embassy can provide a list of lawyers on request.
As far as the development of the corona virus is
concerned, Norwegian travelers should keep abreast of
local rules of entry. See more information under health.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens can travel visa-free to Uruguay,
but this can be changed at short notice.
It is the responsibility of the travelers to ensure
that travel documents, possibly visas etc. are valid.
The Norwegian Embassy in Buenos Aires mainly provides
information on entry rules for foreigners who wish to
travel to Norway. It is Uruguayan authorities that are
responsible for entry regulations in Uruguay, and
therefore have the competence to respond to inquiries
regarding these regulations. To obtain information on
entry regulations in Uruguay, please contact the
The Uruguayan Embassy in Sweden -
Embajada de la Republic Oriental del Uruguay and Suecia
Kommandõrsgatan 35, SE-114 58 Stockholm, Sweden.
Phone: +46 06 60 31 96
Fax: +46 86 65 31 66
In Uruguay - Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
About traveling to Uruguay - on the pages of the
Uruguayan Foreign Ministry .
Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian
travelers should keep abreast of how the coronavirus is
developing in the country. Follow local authorities'
advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not create
travel advice because of the risk of infection. It is
the Public Health Institute that provides health
professional travel advice. You can find more
information and guidance from Norwegian health
authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of
Information from the Uruguayan authorities is
available (in Spanish) at the Ministry of Health of
The situation is constantly changing, and the
information from the authorities just as well. It must
therefore be expected that new measures and restrictions
can be implemented in the short term.
Travelers are advised to consult a doctor or
specialist in travel medicine well in advance of the
trip to assess health risk and necessary vaccines. It is
referred to the website of the National Institute of
Time difference: Uruguay is three to five hours after
Norway depending on whether it is summer or winter time.
The power supply in Uruguay is at 220 volts. The area
code for calls from Norway to Uruguay is + 598, wifi
zones and internet cafes are widespread in cities and
major urban areas. The currency unit in Uruguay is the
Uruguayan pesos (UYU).
Most major hotels and restaurants accept credit
cards, and the use of cards is relatively widespread in
the larger cities.
Normal opening hours for banks are Monday-Friday
(11am) 1pm - 5pm, for public offices Monday-Friday 9am.
7 am - 2:30 pm (summer time) and 2:30 pm - 7 pm (winter
time), Monday - Friday 2pm 09.00 - 19.00 and Saturdays
09.30 - 13.00.
National holidays are: January 1, January 6, Good
Friday, 19. April 1. May 18. May 19. June, July 18,
August 25, October 12, November 2, December 25.
Driving in Uruguay is recommended to have an
international driver's license. This is obtained prior
to entry, through NAF (Norwegian Automobile
Association), KNA (Royal Norwegian Automobile Club) or
MA (Motorists' Association).
Spanish is the official language of Uruguay, and
apart from Montevideo, English or other languages are
limited to a limited extent.