Travel advice for Uruguay.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Uruguay.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

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)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

- 4 h / - 5 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Spanish

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Montevideo

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • 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.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Montevideo, Calle Ing. Federico Abadie, 2936/40 - Piso 11
Tel. +598 2 711 5545

Opening hours

Banks

13.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 18.00/19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 12.30 h (Sat)

Driving
  • 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.

Other information

Security

  • 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.

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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