Uruguay

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

How to get to Uruguay

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.

  • AIR  FRANCE  –  AIR  EUROPA  – IBERIA  –  AMERICAN  –  LATAM  (Lan  –  Tam)  –  COPA  –  TACA  – GOL  –  (non  stop  –  daily flights)
  • LUFTHANSA  –  ALITALIA  –  BRITISH  AIRWAYS  –  SINGAPORE  –  QANTAS  –  MALAYSIAN  –  SOUTH  AFRICAN  –  EMIRATES AND OTHERS –  (connections via Buenos Aires, Santiago, Rio or Sao Paulo)
  • FERRY FROM BUENOS AIRES
  • BUS FROM ARGENTINA, PARAGUAY and  BRAZIL