FCO Travel Advice for - Uruguay

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  • Around 15,000 British nationals visit Uruguay every year. Most visits are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics

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

  • Most criminal incidents occur in Montevideo. 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

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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