Terrorism

There is a low threat from terrorism, but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be in public areas, including those frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.

On 8 January and 17 June 2015, controlled explosions were carried out on suspect packages found close to an office complex near to the junction of Luis Alberto de Herrera and 26 de Marzo in the Buceo area of Montevideo.

There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.