All flights from Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco (AIC), Montevideo, are operating normally having been slightly affected by ash from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile which erupted on 22 April. Check with AIC, with your local airline and monitor local media reports for the latest information. See our travel advice for Chile

Most criminal incidents occur in Montevideo, where opportunistic street crime is on the rise. Take care of your personal belongings at all times and be aware of your surroundings. Take particular care in and around the downtown and port areas. Don’t walk through these areas alone or at night; consider taking a taxi if necessary. See Crime

Carry a photocopy of your passport and keep the original document in a safe place.

Around 20,000 British nationals visit Uruguay every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.