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Uruguay Visa

Uruguay customs

Free import

• 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500g of tobacco for over 18 years old
• 2L alcohol for over 18 years old
• Non-commercial amount of gifts and other items for personal use. The allowance is distributed as follows:
- Entrance by land - goods worth up to US$ 150 or equivalent (once a month)
- By air or sea, US$ 300 for travellers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay (once a month). For travellers from other countries the allowance is up to US$ 500 or equivalent (once a year)
- Passengers under 18 years old are allowed 50% corresponding allowance
• Sporting goods and musical instruments – used and for personal use
• Electrical equipment for personal use (see Restricted Items for mobile regulations)


• Narcotics
• Alkaloids
• Pornography
• Subversive material
• Counterfeit items
• Cultural artefacts and other objects of cultural importance
• Explosive and flammable material
• Plants and any parts or products thereof
• Fruits and vegetables
• Soil, seeds (items with vegetables and seeds i.e. bracelets etc.)and flowers and parts thereof
• Animal feed and other veterinary related products (biological or chemical)
• Trees any parts or products thereof
• Fresh dairy products like cream, milk etc. (excepts long life milk)
• Birds
• Bees and honey
• Meat of any kind


• Live animals – health certificate required along with complete and valid inoculations.
• Endangered species and any products or parts thereof as outlined by CITES maybe be brought in only with CITES permission.
• Medication – accompanied by prescription, in original container and with original label. The quantity should not be greater than what is need for the length of your stay in the country.
• Currency – amount exceeding equivalent of US$ 10,000 must be declared. It includes negotiable instruments, jewellery, precious metals etc.
• Mobile telephones need to be declared, and tax needs to be paid if one is planning to change to Uruguayan telephone provider.