Foreign travel advice
From 8 January 2016, there will be a zero tolerance limit for driving under the influence of alcohol. See Safety and security.
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.