Summary

A general strike on Thursday 6 August will affect most of the country. Public transport will be disrupted and most shops will be closed. Carrasco International Airport and ferry services shouldn’t be affected.

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.