Uruguay Travel information
Travel Uruguay: It is a constitutional democracy with a large, educated middle class and a robust developing economy. Often called the Switzerland of South America, Uruguay remains a country of relative peace and prosperity in a sometimes-troubled region.The capital city is Montevideo. Tourist facilities are generally good with many five star accommodations at resort destinations such as Punta del Este and Colonia de Sacramento. The quality of tourist facilities varies according to price and location. Please see the Department of State Background Notes for additional information. It’s one of Latin America’s most secular countries, with legalised same-sex civil unions, a high literacy rate, a strong independent press and low levels of corruption.
Visa information to enter and travel to Uruguay:
All American citizens entering Uruguay for business or pleasure must have a valid passport. If you are traveling on a regular passport you do not need a visa for a visit of less than three months in Uruguay. If you are traveling on a diplomatic or official passport, you must have a visa to enter Uruguay. There is an airport tax that you must pay upon departure but it is not expensive. Besides all nationalities must pay the airport tax use in Montevideo airport (Carrasco). You may pay in U.S. dollars or in Uruguayan pesos.
About the electrical standards when you travel to Uruguay:
we can inform you that Uruguay’s electrical current is 220/50 (volts/hz). Not all electrical sockets in these countries provide grounding. Many North American appliances are designed to operate only within the 100-125 volt range. These appliances will suffer damage if plugged into 220-250 volts without the proper transformer or converter.
Time in Uruguay:
The time zone for Uruguay is -3 hours offset from GMT, which means that if it is 12:00 noon in New York, the time in Uruguay would be 2:00 pm
Best time to travel to Uruguay:
Uruguay has an exceptionally fine temperate climate, with mild summers and winters. Beach resorts get crowded between Christmas and February, with peak crowds during the month of January. In the interior and along the Río Uruguay, January is the hottest month, with temperatures sometimes climbing uncomfortably above 30° C. Summer is from December to March and is the most pleasant time, especially along the coast. For fine weather and quieter conditions countrywide, December and March are good months to visit. Winter and spring can get chilly due to wind and rain, but temperatures remain dependably above freezing.
What type of clothes are required to travel to Uruguay:
Bring lightweight clothing in summer; mediumweight clothing for winter, autumn and spring. A raincoat is advisable year-round.
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