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General Information

The national language of Uruguay is Spanish.

The national currency of Uruguay is Uruguayan peso (UYU).

1 UYU equals  .
equals  UYU.

Location

Uruguay

The distance from to Uruguay is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Uruguay. Exercise increased caution in Uruguay due to crime. Please read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Uruguay is 52. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in Uruguay.

LGBT

Uruguay has a score of 8 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Uruguay ranks #17 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on adult, same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Uruguay.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Uruguay should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Uruguay:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Uruguay to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Uruguay differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Uruguay, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type F
  • Type I
  • Type L
Weather

The temperature difference between Uruguay and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Uruguay. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain on Wednesday through next Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 57–79°F  /  14–26°C 80% 5%
Sat November 09 59–77°F  /  15–25°C 83% 9%
Sun November 10 60–75°F  /  15–24°C 84% 23%
Mon November 11 59–76°F  /  15–25°C 81% 9%
Tue November 12 58–77°F  /  15–25°C 82% 27%
Wed November 13 63–80°F  /  17–27°C 85% 79%
Thu November 14 67–71°F  /  19–22°C 95% 100%
Fri November 15 65–72°F  /  18–22°C 95% 100%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:40 am and sets at 07:18 pm. This equates to 13.6 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Uruguay, it is in . When the sun sets in Uruguay, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Uruguay is 41.00 UYU. Every kilometer costs an additional 23.00 UYU. Every hour of waiting time costs 366.00 UYU.

Car Rental

International driving permits are not recognized in Uruguay.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 54.00 UYU in Uruguay.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 243.20 UYU.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Uruguay is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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