COVID-19: Borders closed to foreign nationals due to rising infection rates

29 Oct 20

URUGUAY

IMPACT – MEDIUM

The government of Uruguay has announced that it will not reopen its border to tourists for the South American summer season as was previously expected. The decision was made in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections.

Key Points:

  • Uruguayan borders will closed to non-Uruguayan citizens and residents, although some exemptions can be made.
  • Citizens and residents of Uruguay are being urged to stay in the country. New internal restrictions to prevent the movement of citizens and residents are also being added.
  • Five COVID-19 checkpoints will operate throughout the country to detect infections.

Background: Uruguayan borders are currently closed to non-Uruguayan citizens and residents, although some exemptions are available.

Analysis & Comments:
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in Uruguay and other countries.

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