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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAVEL IN URUGUAY

1) HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO URUGUAY?

To Montevideo :
From Miami via Buenos Aires From New York via Miami & Buenos Aires From Los Angeles via Panama
12 hours 16  hours 15 hours

2) HOW DO I GET AROUND URUGUAY ONCE I'M THERE?

Overland

3) WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACES TO VISIT ONCE THERE?

Montevideo 3-days / 2 nights and Punta del Este (in season) 3-days / 2-nights
After Montevideo and Punta del Este, the most important places to visit and average stay are:

Colonia

3days-2nights

4) WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT URUGUAY?

In general, their Spring, Summer and Fall - October through May. For Punta del Este: December through March.

5) IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL IN URUGUAY?

Yes - just follow the universal rule of "normal precautions".

6) WHAT ENTRY DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?

U.S. citizens need a valid passport and an entry form-tourist card which is provided by your air carrier either at the ticket counter when checking in for your flight to Uruguay or once on-board. (NOTE: Other nationalities should check with the nearest Uruguay Consulate to determine correct entry requirements.)

7) WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES CAN I VISIT AT THE SAME TIME?

Uruguay is most often paired with Argentina, with arrival or departure overland via Colonia.  It is also often paired with Brasil, but there are also direct non-stop flights with Chile.