The República Oriental del Uruguay is located in the Sourthern Cone of South America. The boundaries are: to the North and Northeast, Brazil, to the West Argentina and to the South the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. Uruguay is 176.215 km2 (square kilometers) in area and the population is 3.300.000 inhabitants. Literacy rate is almost 97% of the population. The climate is temperate maritime with no extreme temperatures. Its economy is based in agriculture and livestock and is surrounded by large farming neighbors such as Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile. Uruguay is a cosmopolitan society as a result of several successive European migrations. It is an open society with a democratic government elected by free elections every five years and promotes tolerance of all religions or political ideologies and nondiscrimination.
Visas and vaccinations for third countries you plan to visit before or after your visit to Uruguay – please check with your travel agent or with the Secretariat
International flights arrive to Carrasco International Airport “Gral. Cesáreo L. Berisso” in Montevideo (MVD), capital city of Uruguay. Major airlines connect via Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Lima (Peru) or Santiago de Chile or fly directly to Uruguay.