Uruguay Insurance

Whatever your reason for visiting Uruguay, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. That way, you can leave with peace of mind and avoid any unexpected financial, health or legal risks. Cover for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses is essential, whatever your destination.


Political system: Republic
Capital: Montevideo
Surface area: 176,215 km²
Population: 3,457 million
Languages spoken: Spanish
Currency: Uruguayan peso

Visas in Uruguay

French nationals are not required to obtain a visa for stays of three months or less, on presentation of a valid passport. For a stay of more than three months, you need to 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

Embassy of Uruguay in Paris
15, rue Le Sueur – 75116 Paris
E-mail: amburuguay.urugalia@fr.oleane.com

Vaccines and Safety in Uruguay


  • Compulsory vaccinations and certificates: No compulsory vaccinations.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B, meningitis A & C, and for at-risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies. For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long-stay), meningitis A & C (long-stay for travellers aged 18 months and over) and typhoid (long-stay for travellers aged 5 years and over).
  • Local diseases: In Uruguay, the following diseases are common: Amoebiasis, spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, roundworm, hepatitis A & B, Chagas disease (trypanosomiasis), sexually transmitted diseases, rabies, polio, AIDS, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhoid.

Health insurance in Uruguay

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Uruguay? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. On the other hand, health insurance is compulsory in Uruguay in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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