Here you will find important tips and useful information for Uruguay.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Peso Uruguayo UYU
Currency exchange rate
UYU 100 = ~ CHF 3.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ UYU 33.33 (07/2020)
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Cash withdrawals often only with a PIN four digit possible.
The Travel Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
In larger cities, travelers can choose between the local currency and US dollars when withdrawing cash from ATMs.
The current limit for withdrawing cash at ATMs with a foreign card (Travel Card, EC/Maestro Card, etc.) is about USD 300.– (equivalent).
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Cash payment in USD nearly everywhere possible.
- 4 h / - 5 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
The tourists cards given with the entry are essential to leave the country.
Montevideo, Calle Ing. Federico Abadie, 2936/40 - Piso 11
Tel. +598 2 711 5545
13.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 18.00/19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 12.30 h (Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 23 (varies by rental company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Nighttime travel not advised. Inquire locally about safety in those areas to which you intend to travel.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
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