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Uruguay Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Malaria No
Hepatitis A Yes
Yellow Fever No*
Typhoid No
Diphtheria Sometimes
Tetanus Yes
Rabies Sometimes

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

Health Care

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.

Other Risks

According to advice from the World Health Organisation, Uruguay has no known risk of Zika virus transmission from mosquitos.

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