Uruguay destination information

All you need to know before visiting Uruguay

Uruguay summary

Uruguay is a medium sized country with around 3M Uruguayan. Official language is Spanish. Uruguay uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-03:00. Currency used in Uruguay is Peso Uruguayo (UYU).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 127
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 52

ATMs in Uruguay are Common. Internet speed in Uruguay is on average 6.2 Mbps. In Uruguay you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Montevideo
🗣️ Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 3M ☀️ ~17 °C 🌧 ~101 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 181k km2 (70k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Uruguay uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type F and Type L.

Languages 🗣️

  • Spanish


Currency 💱

1 UYU = 0.02 USD

Uruguay uses the Uruguayan peso (symbol: $), code UYU.Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centésimos. Coins come in denominations of 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pesos.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Uruguay. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Uruguay uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Uruguay upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Uruguay, dial +, then 598 (the country code for Uruguay), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Uruguay, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2123 .

international: + 598 2123 1234567
calling local: 02123 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Uruguay is on average 6.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Uruguay is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 295.08 UYU, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Antel, Claro or Movistar.


Rules 🚗

In Uruguay you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 75-90 km/h (46-55 mph) on undivided highways, 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on motorways and 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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