Uruguay is located in South America and has a population of just over 3 million people. Uruguay is a beautiful destination with stunning beaches and culturally and nightlife rich cities. The official language of Uruguay is Spanish and Portuguese is spoken near the Brazilian border.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Most people visit in the summer (April through to November) to make the most of the coastline.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU, symbol $U). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Tourists from North America and Europe do not require a tourist visa for entry to Uruguay. This is generally for up to three months stay.

Getting there

Majority of international flights go via Buenos Aires.

Dialling codes

To call Uruguay, the country dialling code is +598.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Uruguay at:

Lonely Planet -​uruguay

Uruguay Embassy in the USA -

Uruguay Embassy in the UK -

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011