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Uruguay travel insurance, travel documents, plugs and sockets, mobile phones, health care, currency

URUGUAY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Documents: To enter in Uruguay a valid passport is required. Even children and minors must have their own passport.

Entry Visa: Not required for tourism, provided that the stay in Uruguay does not exceed 90 days.

URUGUAY HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Health Care: the level of Uruguay public health services is relatively good. Good is the standard of Uruguay private healthcare services. As always – also for those traveling in Uruguay – it is recommended the signing of health insurance prior to departure.

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required.

URUGUAY MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET

Telephones: The telephone service, fax and internet are of good quality. The country code for Uruguay is 00598.

Mobile Phones: The technologies used on the network of Uruguay are GSM, GPRS, EDGE UMTS, HSDPA.

Mobile operators: Movistar, Ancel, Claro.

Internet: Internet cafes are located in the main cities of the country.

URUGUAY ELECTRICAL OUTLETS

Electricity: The electrical current in Uruguay is 230 Volts, 50 Hz.

Plugs and sockets: The electrical outlets used in Uruguay are those of type C, F, I and L. The sockets C, F and L are the same used in Continental Europe. The sockets I is instead equal to that used in Australia and Argentina.

URUGUAY MONEY AND BANKING

Currency: The monetary unit of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYP), divided into 100 centesimos. The credit cards Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club are accepted in many shops.

Banks: The schedules of bank branches in Uruguay are as follows: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

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