As a main requirement to enter the country, it is essential to have an updated passport, except for citizens from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, who may only present their valid IDs.
Although countries like Russia, Morocco, India, Guyana, Egypt, Armenia, Australia and Albany maintain diplomatic relations with Uruguay, their citizens must carry out all necessary proceedings to get a tourist visa.
Source: MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
Tourists entering the country by car coming from countries member to the Southern Common Market (Argentina – Brazil – Paraguay) must bear the following documentation:
- Vehicle title
- Driving license
- Valid liability insurance coverage
- Vehicle registration plate issued at the country of origin
- In the event that the driver may not be the owner of the vehicle, they must bear a power of attorney authorized by a notary public
A valid national ID is enough to give evidence of residence in the territory where the vehicle registration was carried out.
Tourists coming from countries other than those mentioned above must bear the documentation already stated as well as a valid passport. They must also fill in a form for temporary admission and departure of vehicles which will contain the vehicle identification data and the list of accessories belonging to the owner of the vehicle or the authorized driver. Such declaration authorizes the vehicle to circulate inside the national territory and to depart from it.
When entering Uruguay, it is not necessary to declare items of personal use at Customs such as: items of personal hygiene, electrical appliances, clothes, portable photographic cameras, typewriters, calculators and specific objects for professional practices.
Objects such as video or photographic cameras, cassettes and DVD recorded for family use, portable CD and mp3 players, laptop and portable personal computers, amongst other items, are included within the category of used luggage. Over-the-counter drugs or prescribed medications with their corresponding prescriptions in appropriate amounts according to the needs and length of stay in the country will also be contemplated.
Beyond the items detailed above, Customs officers may check and withhold any other item.
For enquiries about other goods to be entered to the country, contact the Dirección Nacional de Aduanas (National Customs Office) at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Dirección Nacional de Aduanas
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