Uruguay

Uruguay

Uruguay

GENERAL INFORMATION

El nombre oficial del Uruguay es “la República Oriental del Uruguay” y está ubicada en el Cono Sur de América del Sur.

Limita al norte y noreste con el Brasil, al oeste con la Argentina, al sur y sureste con el Rio de la Plata y el Océano Atlántico. Uruguay tiene 176.215 km2 de extensión y una población de 3.300.000 habitantes. La tasa de alfabetismo es del 97%. El clima es marítimo templado sin temperaturas extremas entre los 0 grados Celsius en el invierno (junio a agosto) y los 35 grados Celsius en el verano (diciembre a febrero).

La primavera y el otoño son los meses más lindos del año con temperaturas entre 15 y 25 grados Celsius. La economía del Uruguay se basa en la agricultura y la ganadería y está rodeada de países vecinos agrícolas como Brasil, Argentina, Paraguay y Chile en la región.

Uruguay tiene una sociedad cosmopolita como resultado de sucesivas inmigraciones europeas. Tiene una sociedad abierta con gobierno democrático elegido con elecciones libres cada cinco años y promueve la tolerancia de todas las religiones e ideas políticas así como la no discriminación.

Credits Cards

Major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX) are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Shopping Malls close to the venue

PUNTA CARRETAS SHOPPING: open daily from 10am to 10pm.

MONTEVIDEO SHOPPING CENTER: open daily from 10am to 10pm

Language

The official language in Uruguay is Spanish, but English is widely spoken, being taught at schools as a second language.

Weather

April is autumn time in Uruguay. Temperatures are variable and range from 15ºC up to 20ºC; however days may be sunny and temperatures can go up to 25ºC at midday. It is suggested to bring winter clothes such as coat or rain jacket, scarfs, etc. as it can also be windy, rainy or even cold in April.

Official Time

GMT -4.

VISA

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay today the countries exempted from visa are:

ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BAHAMAS, BARBADOS, BELGIUM, BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CANADA, COLOMBIA, SOUTH KOREA, COSTA RICA, CROATIA, CHILE, CYPRUS, DENMARK, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, UNITED STATES, FINLAND, FRANCE, BRITAIN, GREECE, GUATEMALA, NETHERLANDS, HONDURAS, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAMAICA, JAPAN, LATVIA, LICHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALAYSIA, MALTA, MEXICO, MONACO, NICARAGUA, NORWAY, NEW ZEALAND, PANAMA, PARAGUAY, PERU, POLAND, PORTUGAL, REP.OF  BULGARIA, CZECH  REPUBLIC, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ROMANIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SEYCHELLES, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TRINIDAD TOBAGO, TURKEY, VENEZUELA, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, OAS PASSPORTS, UN PASSPORTS.

We suggest that participants contact the Uruguayan embassy or consulate in your country to find information about visas with enough time in advance. In the following link you can find their contact information www.mrree.gub.uy

To obtain  more  information  on  permits  for  entry  into  Uruguay  and  the  respective  visas,  we  suggest  visiting  the  Ministry of  Internal Affairs  website  where up to date information is available: http://dnm09.dnm.minterior.gub.uy/visas.php  and http://www.mapaconsular.mrree.gub.uy/.

If visiting Argentina or Brazil please make sure you enquire about their visas requirements.

If in doubt or you require “letter of invitation” to process your visa application to Uruguay: please contact us at the Secretariat was@angusuruguay.com

How to get to Uruguay

Major International flights arrive into Carrasco International Airport “Gral. Cesáreo L. Berisso” in Montevideo (MVD), capital city of Uruguay only 1 hr ½ from Punta del Este, and only some regional flights directly into Punta del Este airport, specially in the summer season or weekends, 20 minutes from Punta del Este downtown. Major airlines connect via Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Lima (Peru) , Panama or Santiago de Chile or fly directly to Uruguay.

AIR FRANCE – AIR EUROPA – IBERIA - AMERICAN - LATAM (Lan – Tam) – COPA – TACA – GOL - AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS – AMAZONAS – AZUL - AVIANCA - (non stop and also daily flights arrive directly into Montevideo International airport)

LUFTHANSA – ALITALIA – BRITISH AIRWAYS – UNITED – DELTA - SINGAPORE AIRLINES – QANTAS – MALAYSIAN – AIR NEW ZEALAND – SOUTH AFRICAN – ETHIOPIAN - EMIRATES AND OTHERS – (connections to Montevideo via Buenos Aires, Santiago, Rio or Sao Paulo)

FERRY FROM BUENOS AIRES DIRECT TO MONTEVIDEO PORT OR THROUGH COLONIA PORT (connecting with bus to Punta del Este)

BUS FROM ARGENTINA, PARAGUAY and BRAZIL to Montevideo bus terminal then connecting to Punta del Este by local domestic buses

Vaccinations

Advice  from  Uruguay:    Every  visitor  should  seek  advice  from  their  travel  agent  or  via  the  internet  regarding  Visas  and Vaccinations according to your travelling plans or stopovers in other countries while coming to Uruguay, even if Uruguay does not require vaccinations.

Visas  and  Vaccinations  can  be  required  if  travelling  to  or  through  countries  other  than  Uruguay,  either  on their way to or from Uruguay. This information is available on each countries’ travel/health/vaccination websites.

Visitors  should  be  aware  that  transit  visas  or  certificates  verifying  Yellow  Fever vaccination  are  sometimes required when   travelling   through   some   countries;   particularly   when   stopovers   are   long   or  flight   tickets   are   split   and independent.

Same  occurs  with  Yellow  Fever  certificate  requirements.  Please  establish  the  likely  transit  point(s)  and make arrangements to obtain a transit visa or yellow fever shots  before departure from your country.

Contact Us

(+598) 2916 0900

+598 99 646 577

Secretariat: Congresos & Reuniones

was@angusuruguay.com