Uruguay Travel Restrictions

838.5 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
61.27% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 59.79% last week
Most visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter Uruguay.

Uruguay border status

Travelers must have a valid health and travel insurance for the duration of their stay and complete the health declaration before arrival.

Outgoing travel to UruguayTraveling from Canada to Uruguay

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Uruguay.
Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Uruguay.
The isolation period can be shortened

After 7 days of quarantine, travelers can get a test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the disease are exempt from quarantine. Travelers must present either proof of vaccination or a positive test result taken 20 to 90 days prior the trip.

Health Declaration Form

Can be done thru mobile App Coronavirus UY

Travel Authorization Form

Must be done by travelers without Uruguayan identity card.

Health Insurance

Foreign travelers are required to have a valid health insurance with COVID-19 coverage.

Return travelReturning to Canada from Uruguay

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Uruguay must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Uruguay will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.
Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.


  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Uruguay but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

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