Entry/Exit Requirements for U.S. Citizens
All U.S. citizens entering Uruguay for business or pleasure must have a valid passport. If you are traveling on a regular passport you do not need a visa for a visit of less than three months. If you are traveling on a diplomatic or official passport, you must have a visa. There is an airport tax for departure, but this fee is usually part of the airfare. You may pay in U.S. dollars or in Uruguayan pesos. Visit the Embassy of Uruguay website for the most current visa information.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Uruguay.
Travel with minors: When not traveling with both parents, children under the age of 18 who are Uruguayan nationals, residents of Uruguay, or seeking residency in Uruguay are required to present a “Permiso para Menor de Edad” (permission for a minor) issued by the Department of Migrations to depart Uruguay. To obtain the Permiso para Menor, both parents must appear at the Department of Migrations and present valid identification documents for both parents and the child, as well as an official copy of the child’s birth certificate issued within 30 days.