Airplane: the national airline in Uruguay is Primeras Líneas Uruguayas de Navegación Aérea (abbreviated to Pluna).
According to thereligionfaqs, Uruguay is served by all major international airlines. On flights from Europe, there are usually stopovers in Madrid and Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo inserted.
There are direct flights to Montevideo from Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Florianopolis (all Brazil), Santiago (Chile) and Asuncion (Paraguay). There are flights via Buenos Aires to Havana (Cuba) as well as La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia).
The South American Airpassis offered by the airlines TAM and TAM Mercosul and is valid in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile (exception: Easter Island), Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay on all routes offered by these airlines. The South American Airpass is available for stays between 7 and 45 days, buyers must be outside of South America and have international round-trip travel. The Airpass must be purchased for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 countries, a maximum of 8 flight coupons are allowed (if a destination is Iguazú, the maximum number is 9). A maximum of 2 flight interruptions are allowed per country traveled. The flight route must be determined and reserved in advance. Flights may be rebooked, but the flight route cannot be changed after purchasing the Airpass.
The Oneworld Visit South America Pass is offered by British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, LAN, Iberia and Qantas. He is in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela and UruguayValid on all routes operated by participating airlines. The pass is only sold to people living outside of South America and is valid for a maximum of 6 months after arrival in South America. The minimum number of flight coupons for this Airpass is three, there is no maximum number. Infants younger than 2 years travel free of charge, but they are not entitled to a seat. The entire route must be determined before purchasing the Airpass. Change of route or flight date changes are chargeable. Cancellations before the start of the trip are subject to a fee, after the start of the trip there is no refund of the price.
Airports: Aeropuerto Carrasco International Airport (MVD)is located 21 km from Montevideo. Buses and taxis go into the city, the journey time is usually a little over half an hour. Rental cars are also available. Most international flights to / from Montevideo Aeropuerto Carrasco stop in Buenos Aires, many others in Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. Punta del Este
Airport also receives international flights.
Ship: the most important port in Uruguay is Montevideo. Cargo ships from both the USA and Europe anchor here.
Montevideo and Buenos Aires (Argentina) are connected by a ferry, the journey time is about 10 hours. The company Buquebus maintains a connection with high-speed ferries between these cities, which only need a little more than 2.5 hours for the route.
There are daily ferry connections to Buenos Aires from Colonia in the west of Montevideo.
Rail: there are no passenger trains to and from Uruguay to Argentina or Brazil.
Well-equipped buses from Montevideo go to Porto Alegre (Brazil, travel time approx. 14 hours) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, travel time approx. 59 hours).
The buses usually cross the borders, so you don’t have to change vehicles at the border. The border formalities are done on the bus.
Weekly bus connections are offered to Iguazu and Asuncion in Paraguay and Santiago in Chile. Buses from several companies run to Buenos Aires. The connection goes via Gualeguaychú, but is slower than the ferry connection.
The most important border crossings to Argentina are via the Rio Uruguay from Fray Bentos to Gualeguaychu, Paysandu to Colon and Salto to Concordia.
There are numerous border crossings to Brazil, including from Rio Branco to Jaguarao, from Chuy to Chui and Pelotas, from Artigas to Quarai, from Bella Unión to Barra do Quarai and from Rivera to Santana do Livramento.
Health and Diseases in Uruguay
When entering from yellow fever areas, proof of a valid yellow fever vaccination is required.
For travel in Honduras, a vaccination against hepatitis A, diphtheria and tetanus recommended. For longer stays, protection against typhoid, hepatitis B and rabies should also be in place. Furthermore, the standard vaccinations for adults and children should be up to date.
More infectious diseases in Uruguay
Brucellosis, Echinococcosis, in rural Regions Chagas disease
General medical care is good in the capital, Montevideo, and sufficient in the country’s larger cities. There are both hospitals and German-speaking doctors in Montevideo. Special health precautions do not need to be taken when traveling to Uruguay. However, due to the high treatment costs, you should take out international health insurance that also covers ambulance flights to Germany.
Before traveling to Uruguay, you should also seek advice from a tropical medicine advice center or a tropical medicine specialist.
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