Uruguay Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Diphtheria

Sometimes

Hepatitis A

Yes

Malaria

No

Rabies

Sometimes

Tetanus

Yes

Typhoid

No

Yellow Fever

No*

* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers arriving from an infected area.

Uruguay has an excellent medical service. Private health insurance is recommended. To call an ambulance, dial 105; for general emergency services, call 911.

Food and drink

Mains water is considered safe to drink. Drinking water outside main cities and towns may be contaminated and sterilisation is advisable. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.