Uruguay Entry Requirements

Uruguay Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Turkey Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Visa information

Generally required, except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for touristic stays of up to 90 days within any 180-day period: EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey.

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Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Tourist visa: approx. 35 US$. The prices depend on the respective exchange rate. The fees apply to nationals who require a visa and have a valid residence permit for Germany/Austria/Switzerland.

Visa types and costs

Transit and Tourist Visa.


3 months, extension by another 3 months possible on site at the Dirección Nacional de Migración.


There is no possibility of transit without visa (TWOV). A transit visa is required for all visa-required travelers. Personally or by post at the latest 4 weeks before the planned departure at the responsible consular representation.

Application required

The required documents vary depending on nationality and can be requested from the responsible consular representation in individual cases. Permission from Monetvideo may be required.

Temporary Residence

Inquiries to the competent consular representation.

Processing time

3 to 4 weeks.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry. (b) Sufficient Funds. (c) Return/Onward Tickets. (d) Visas for third countries, if applicable.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Minors traveling alone or with only one legal guardian need a consent form issued in Spanish by the responsible consulate and signed by the legal guardian(s). Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

An international health certificate is required for cats, dogs and other pets, which certifies, among other things, that the animal is free of parasites. In addition, an international vaccination card with proof of a rabies vaccination is required, which confirms that the vaccination was carried out no more than 30 days before entry. The vaccination card must contain a photo of the animal. Additionally for dogs: Vaccination against “Tenia Echinococcus granulozus” must be administered with the agent praziquantel between 72 hours and 30 days before departure and noted in the vaccination certificate. For the departure of dogs and cats from Uruguay that have stayed in the country for more than 30 days, it is necessary within 10 days before leaving Uruguay, obtain a corresponding certificate from the “Ministerio de Ganaderia Agricultura y Pesca” (tel: 23 08 86 53 -address: Millán 4741, Montevideo- or 2412 63 38 -address: Constituyente 1476, Montevideo-). Attention: Since there is no quarantine facility, animals that do not meet the necessary import regulations will be killed. Detailed information from the relevant diplomatic missions. Birds are not allowed to be brought in. Note: Detailed information on importing pets is available on the website of the Consulate General of Uruguay in Hamburg (www.conuruale.de).

Exit permit

Travelers receive an entry slip at the border point, which must be handed in again when leaving the country. This should be kept well, since a new issue is time-consuming.

Uruguay Entry Requirements