The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Uruguay at this time.
Australians are advised to read the General advice to Australian travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.
It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.
Australia does not have an Embassy in Uruguay. Australians may obtain consular assistance from the nearest Australian Embassy. This is in Argentina at:
Australian Embassy, Buenos Aires
(C1426BMJ) Buenos Aires
Telephone +54 11 4779 3500
Facsimile +54 11 4779 3581
Limited Consular assistance, which does not include the issue of Australian passports, may be obtained from:
Australian Consulate, Montevideo
Cerro Largo 1000
Telephone +598 2901 0743
Facsimile +598 2900 5241
All Australians travelling to Uruguay, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or on-line. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.
If the situation changes and a travel advice for Uruguay is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305.