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Stay Safe & Healthy in Uruguay

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Stay Safe in Uruguay

In comparison to its neighbors, Uruguay has always had a relatively low rate of violent crime. As a result, Argentines and Brazilians often vacation in Uruguay because they enjoy not having to worry about getting carjacked, abducted, or killed while on vacation. Uruguay is still largely free of these kinds of crimes nowadays.

However, this does not imply that Uruguay is devoid of crime. The main distinction is that most crimes in Uruguay are either non-confrontational or do not entail the indiscriminate use of weapons. Since the severe 2001-2002 financial crisis, Montevideo’s crime rate has steadily increased, and it currently has relatively high levels of theft, burglary, and robbery comparable to those seen in large U.S. cities. Fortunately, Punta del Este and the majority of rural regions continue to have low crime rates. You will have a very secure vacation if you take simple measures in Montevideo (e.g., wear a money belt and/or hotel safe for valuables, be vigilant, and avoid apparent slums).

Cannabis is one of the most commonly used and legal substances in the nation. Uruguay is the world’s first nation to legalize the sale, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis. In terms of marijuana legality, possession for personal use is not punished if it is in small amounts (a few grams), whether Uruguayan or international. Possession of large amounts (e.g., one kilogram) is unlawful and punished by law. Remember that the new legalization of this substance for personal use (medicinal or recreational), sale, or storage of the plant (480 grams per year) is only available to Uruguayan residents aged 18 and above (natural or legal citizenship) with legal ability. Similarly to driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of marijuana is prohibited, and such a violation may result in a fine.

In case of an emergency, dial 911 or 999. 104 is the number to dial for firefighters.

Stay Healthy in Uruguay

Tap water is safe to drink in all major cities. The Hospital Britanico (British Hospital), SUMMUM, and BlueCross BlueShield Uruguay provide European-quality care in a clean and efficient environment. The biggest healthcare businesses in Uruguay include Asociación Espaola, Medica Uruguaya, and CASMU, all of which are of European standard. Just don’t make any bad drinking choices.

Chagas disease is one of the tropical illnesses that may be found in Uruguay. It has a limited frequency and is only found in the north of the nation. Most of the time, the sole mode of transmission is vertical (from mother to child). Because there is no vaccination for any of them, you must keep an eye out for mosquitoes. In reality, insects are uncommon in Uruguay, at least during the Southern Hemisphere winter.

How To Travel To Uruguay

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How To Travel Around Uruguay

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Visa & Passport Requirements for Uruguay

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Destinations in Uruguay

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Accommodation & Hotels in Uruguay

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Things To See in Uruguay

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Things To Do in Uruguay

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Food & Drinks in Uruguay

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Money & Shopping in Uruguay

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Internet & Communications in Uruguay

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Traditions & Customs in Uruguay

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Language & Phrasebook in Uruguay

Spanish is widely spoken across the country. The pronunciation and usage of the vos pronoun instead of t is almost identical to the Spanish variant used in Argentina, commonly known as Rioplatense Spanish. However, it differs significantly from Spanish spoken in Spain in terms of pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary....

Culture Of Uruguay

Uruguayan culture is largely European, with influences from southern Europe being especially significant. The gaucho tradition has played a significant role in both Uruguayan and Argentinan art and culture.Visual artsAbstract painter and sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró was a well-known Uruguayan artist. He took inspiration from both Timbuktu and Mykonos...

History of Uruguay

Uruguay was discovered in the late 16th century by Spanish Adelantados and was a part of the United Provinces of the River Plate until 1811. (Although plata technically means "silver" in Spanish, the conventional and proper translation is "plate," since it was formerly used as a synonym for precious...

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