Climate & Useful Information

Climate and Useful Information

There are flights to Montevideo with LATAM via Sao Paulo,  with Air Europa via Madrid and with American Airlines via Miami. Aerolineas Argentinas has flights from the UK via Madrid and Buenos Aires.

We will book flights and any ground arrangements in Uruguay together with extensions to neighbouring countries as per your requirements.

The summer months from December to March are warm with daytime temperatures rising to 21-28ºC but  evenings can be rather cool.

In winter (June to September) temperatures can fall to freezing with winds from Antarctica. The wettest months are July/August.

We strongly advise you take layers.

Passport validity

You must hold a valid passport to enter Paraguay. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the country.


Yellow fever

Evidence of Yellow Fever vaccination may be required for travellers who are going to or have recently been to countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. Please see the following website:


Travelling with children

Special rules may apply, particularly if children are unaccompanied or only travelling with one parent or guardian.


For up-to-date advice on any vaccination requirements and any health risks associated with visiting Uruguay, please contact your local GP.

The following NHS website provides health information and advice for travellers to Uruguay:–antarctica/uruguay.aspx



Please click onto the links below for up-to-date advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth office:

Help for British nationals in Uruguay


It is best to travel to Paraguay with a supply of US dollars rather than trying to obtaining any Uruguayan pesos here. Dollars can always be changed for local currency and are more widely recognised than euros or pounds.

It is always a good idea to visit an airport ATM when you land, before leaving the airport.

It is generally easy enough to travel throughout South America using bank ATMs but these are not always available in remote locations such as the interior.

We always recommend you keep a supply of US dollars handy and make sure that notes are clean and undamaged. Torn or damaged notes (e.g. from a staple or written on) will not be accepted.

We also suggest that you have a supply of single one dollar notes as these are useful for tips for airport and station porters and for hotel staff.

Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and the better restaurants and shops but may not be accepted in small shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, nor in local markets.

In general terms, MasterCard is more widespread than Visa. It may be a good idea to take both if you have them. Usage of American Express is rare.


Exchange rates are subject to change at any time but the following table provides indicative information for Central and South America countries:

Uruguay is 3 hours behind GMT.

Current time in Uruguay: