Uruguay FAQs

Why We Love Uruguay…

Welcome to Uruguay! Prepare to be captivated by its charm, friendly people, and stunning landscapes – this country is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered! 

Uruguay boasts diverse natural beauty, from pristine beaches along the Atlantic coast to rolling hills and picturesque vineyards. Whether you’re exploring historic cities, relaxing on sandy shores, or immersing yourself in rural tranquility, Uruguay offers something for every traveller. 

Entry Requirements

For travellers visiting Uruguay, no visa is required for stays of up to 90 days. If you plan to extend your stay, you should contact the Dirección Nacional de Migración (National Directorate of Migration). 

Upon arrival, ensure compliance with Uruguayan immigration laws. You’ll need to demonstrate the purpose of your visit, and evidence of onward or return travel. Remember to have your passport stamped to avoid any issues upon departure. 

Passport Validity:

Your passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Uruguay. 

Getting around Uruguay:

Navigating Uruguay is relatively easy, with various transportation options available which we can help you to organise


Whilst Uruguay is a compact country, domestic flights can be convenient for covering longer distances quickly. Flights connect major cities such as Montevideo and Punta del Este. 


We’re able to arrange your transfers for you, just let us know your flight number, and we’ll plan the route and let you know the cost! We can also arrange your transfers between hotels/regions for multi-stop trips. Should you need to order a taxi, we recommend using the Uber app.

Car Rental:

For independent travel and exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations, renting a car gives you the flexibility to explore at your own pace. We can also organise this for you.


Travelling by ferry in Uruguay offers a unique and scenic way to explore the country’s coastal beauty and connect between various coastal cities and towns, offering travellers the opportunity to discover charming seaside communities and pristine beaches along Uruguay’s Atlantic coast. The most popular ferry routes in Uruguay include crossings between Montevideo and Buenos Aires, providing a convenient link between Uruguay’s capital city and Argentina’s vibrant capital. Speak with our travel experts to find how you can combine these two incredible countries into 1 amazing adventure!

Climate/Packing Tips: 

Uruguay’s climate varies from region to region, so packing for your trip depends on where you plan to visit.


Coastal Areas (Montevideo, Punta del Este): 
  • Climate: Mild with warm summers and cool winters.
  • Packing Tips: Lightweight clothing, swimwear, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Layers for cooler evenings.
Rural Interior (Countryside and Vineyards): 
  • Climate: Temperate with distinct seasons.
  • Packing Tips: Comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activities, sturdy walking shoes, and a hat for sun protection. 
Northern Region (Salto, Paysandú): 
  • Climate: Subtropical with hot summers and mild winters.
  • Packing Tips: Light, breathable clothing, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
Eastern Region (Rocha, Cabo Polonio): 
  • Climate: Maritime with mild temperatures year-round.
  • Packing Tips: Casual attire, waterproof jacket, and comfortable shoes for exploring coastal areas.
Southern Region (Colonia del Sacramento, Carmelo): 
  • Climate: Mild with cool winters.
  • Packing Tips: Layers for variable weather, including a light jacket and comfortable footwear for walking tours.


General Tips:

Currency: We’re able to arrange your transfers for you, just let us know your flight number, and we’ll plan the route and let you know the cost! We can also arrange your transfers between hotels/regions for multi-stop trips. Should you need to order a taxi, we recommend using the Uber app.

Plug type: Uruguay uses plug types C and F. The standard voltage is 230V, and the frequency is 50Hz. Make sure to bring the appropriate adapter for your electronic devices. 

Language: Spanish is the official language of Uruguay, spoken by the majority of the population. English is also widely understood in tourist areas. 

Food: At the heart of Uruguayan gastronomy is the iconic asado, a traditional barbecue featuring succulent cuts of meat grilled to perfection over an open flame. From juicy steaks to savory chorizo sausages and tender ribs, asado is a celebration of meat lovers’ paradise. Accompanied by chimichurri sauce and paired with a glass of rich Tannat wine, it’s a culinary experience not to be missed. Additionally, Uruguayan cuisine boasts a variety of comforting dishes such as chivito sandwiches, filled with tender steak, ham, cheese, and eggs, as well as hearty stews like puchero and mondongo. Seafood lovers can indulge in fresh catches from the Atlantic Ocean, including grilled fish and seafood paella. To satisfy your sweet tooth, don’t miss out on dulce de leche, a creamy caramel spread used in desserts like alfajores and chaja cake.

Customs: Uruguayans are known for their hospitality and warmth. Greetings typically include a handshake or a kiss on the cheek, depending on the level of familiarity. 

Safety: While Uruguay is considered safe for tourists, it’s essential to take common-sense precautions, such as keeping valuables secure and being aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas and tourist hotspots. 

Feeling more curious?

Whether you’re strolling through historic streets, unwinding on sandy beaches, or savouring delicious cuisine, Uruguay promises an unforgettable travel experience. Embrace the laid-back charm and rich culture of this South American gem, and let its beauty capture your heart. Speak to our travel experts to find out more!