Visa and Security in Uruguay

Whatever the reason you choose to travel to Uruguay, consider taking out travel or expat health insurance for you and your family. You will leave with peace of mind and can prevent financial, health, and legal risks that would arise unexpectedly. Guarantees for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses are essential, regardless of your destination.

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Political regime: Republic
Capital: Montevideo
Area: 176,215 sq km
Population: 3.457 million
Spoken languages: Spanish
Currency: Uruguayan peso

Visas in Uruguay

The visa is not required of French nationals for stays of less than or equal to three months on the basis of a valid passport. For a stay of more than three months, you must apply for a visa at the Uruguayan Embassy in Paris.

French Embassy in Montevideo
853 avenida Uruguay – CC 290
11100 Montevideo
Tel: 598 17 05 00 00
Fax: 598 17 05 01 10

Uruguayan Embassy in Paris
15 Rue Le Sueur – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Uruguay


  • Compulsory vaccines and certificates: No vaccine required.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines for tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, meningitis A and C and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget the vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, (long stay), meningitis A and C (long stay for 18-month travellers), typhoid (long stay for travellers 5 years and older).
  • Local diseases: In Uruguay, the following diseases are common: Amibiase, spider bites, snakes, fish and scorpions, ascaris, hepatitis A and B, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), sexually transmitted diseases, rabies, polio, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Health insurance in Uruguay

Why take international health insurance when travelling or living in Uruguay? Simply because health spending quickly reaches very high amounts abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in Uruguay in order to be covered in a public or private institution. In addition, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident it is sometimes necessary to carry out a medicalized repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and depending on the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or a medicalized aircraft.

Mondassur supports you in your choice of international health insurance by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we will be able to offer you different travel, international student and expatriate insurance packages.

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