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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Uruguay Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Uruguay is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.5 / 5

Travelling Uruguay is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.8 / 5

Uruguay shares land borders with Brazil and Brazil. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.3 (Brazil) and 1.5 (Argentina).

Risk scoring history for Uruguay

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Uruguay.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 1.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Uruguay due to crime. Please read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crimes, such as homicides, armed robberies, carjacking and thefts have increased throughout the country and occur in urban areas frequented by U.S. government personnel, day and night. Criminals commonly travel in pairs on motorcycles to approach unsuspecting victims ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Man kan resa relativt tryggt i Uruguay bara man är allmänt försiktig. Rån och fickstölder förekommer.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/UY

Individual changes for Uruguay

This is the recent history of individual changes that affected the total asessment of Uruguay. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 3rd 2019

The total rating for Uruguay changed from 1.3 to 1.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Uruguay to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

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 Spanish
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 of 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 to and from 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 1,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Uruguay is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Uruguay in 2019?

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

How many travel advisories do you know for Uruguay?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Uruguay.

What is the size of Uruguay?

Uruguay has a size of 176,220 km² or 68,039 mi² which is slightly smaller than the state of Washington.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.