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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Uruguay Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Uruguay is (relatively) safe

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Local Situation: 1.0 / 5

Travelling Uruguay is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.5 / 5

Uruguay shares land borders with Brazil and Brazil. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.2 (Brazil) and 1.3 (Argentina).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Uruguay from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/uruguay

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions in Uruguay. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/uruguay-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Normal precautions

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/uruguay/

About Uruguay

Uruguay with its capital Montevideo is a country in South America (South America), slightly smaller than the state of Washington (176,220 km²). The country is located Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil. The climate can be described as warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown. The landscape is mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland. With a population of about 3.48 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Montevideo
Population about 3.48 million
Size 176.220 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than the state of Washington
Common languages es-UY
Currency Peso (short: UYU)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1800/1900
International phone prefix +598
Internet Top Level Domain .uy
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 UY
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 URY
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 858

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Uruguay is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • inadequate solid/hazardous waste disposal
  • water pollution from meat packing/tannery industry

Natural hazzards

  • because of the absence of mountains, which act as weather barriers, all locations are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes from weather fronts
  • seasonally high winds (the pampero is a chilly and occasional violent wind that blows north from the Argentine pampas), droughts, floods

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Uruguay. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. electrical machinery
  4. food processing
  5. petroleum products
  6. textiles
  7. transportation equipment

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. Cellulose
  3. dairy products
  4. fish
  5. lumber
  6. rice
  7. soybeans
  8. tobacco
  9. wheat
  10. wine

Uruguayan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Uruguay.

Export products

  1. beef
  2. cellulose
  3. dairy products
  4. rice
  5. soybeans
  6. wheat
  7. wood
  8. wool

Import products

  1. cellular phones
  2. crude oil
  3. other transportation vehicles
  4. passenger
  5. refined oil
  6. vehicle parts

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Uruguay?

Uruguay is currently rated at 1,0 out of a possible 5.0. Travelling Uruguay is (relatively) safe.

So ... is it safe to travel Uruguay?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Uruguay.

How many advisories do you know for Uruguay?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 3 active advisories for Uruguay.