Time difference with Switzerland
- 4 h / - 5 h during our summer time
Country code for calling Switzerland
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
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
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.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
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.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/