Travel Vaccinations for Uruguay

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Uruguay

Although Uruguay is perhaps a less popular destination for U.K. tourists, the more than two million visitors landing here each year tells us that Uruguay is a well-kept secret. Montevideo, the capital, beautifully situated on the Rio Plata, combines towering modern buildings with relics from its colonial past, as well as an inviting beach along its Esplanade. Travel up Uruguay’s Atlantic shore to Punta del Este, one of the most popular resorts in South America, or head west along the Rio Plata to explore the old Portuguese settlement at Colonia del Sacramento. While making preparations for your trip, keep in mind that a visit to our Travel Health Clinic, will ensure that you are completely safe and up-to-date with the vaccinations you need for Uruguay.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Uruguay

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Uruguay

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Uruguay

High season in Uruguay is from December through April, when temperatures can reach 30 or higher, and the climate is mostly humid, especially in coastal areas. Protect yourself from the sun at all times, and remember to drink plenty of water.

It is recommended that you drink only bottled water, and also use bottled water for brushing your teeth, no matter which area you visit.

The parilla, pronounced parizsha, is the traditional Uruguayan method of spit roasting meats on a grill, including everything from beef to pork, sausages, poultry and ribs, and you will find parilla style restaurants throughout the country. For a very hearty lunch, you might try the popular Chivito, an overstuffed sandwich filled with meat, olives, eggs, peppers, tomatoes, cheese and other fillers. Uruguayans prepare a sweet milk based sauce known as Dulce de Leche which is poured over desserts, and even served just with bread. Maté, an herbal tea particular to South America, is a part of everyday life.

Uruguay has both a National health care system, and good Private clinics. Health care standards are high in Uruguay, but be sure that you have enough money with you to pay for any health care you might need.

Protect yourself, and your family, with adequate travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary while visiting Uruguay.

Uruguay is generally safe for tourists, however it is recommended that you carry a photocopy of your passport and keep the original in a safe place. Most criminal incidents occur in Montevideo, in the downtown area. It is safer to use taxis at night in the capital. Be aware, and leave your valuables at home before your trip.