Uruguay Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import (for persons under 18 years of age: 50% of the quantities allowed):
A. for non-residents:
- 4 cartons of cigarettes;
- 6 liters of distilled alcoholic beverages;
- 5 kilograms of foodstuffs;
- goods up to a value of max. USD 500.- if bought at the entry duty free shops.
B. for residents, if coming from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile or Paraguay (maximum 4 times a year), to an amount of maximum USD 30.-:
- 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
- 1 liter of alcoholic beverages;
- 2 kilograms of foodstuffs.
C. for residents, if coming from other countries (once a year):
- 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco;
- 2 liters of alcoholic beverages;
- 5 kilos of foodstuffs.

A complete list of products which can be imported can be obtained via the General Department of Agriculture. Upon arrival a declaration will be filled out to import these products. All canned foodstuffs, pasta being vacuum packed and perishable milk products are accepted to import without declaration.

Prohibited:
- electrical, optical and electronic equipment;
- obscene objects and literature.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Firearms for sporting purposes are admitted into Uruguay as long as a permit is obtained via the "Servicio de Material y Armamento" of the "Comando General de la Armada" at Avd. De Las Instrucciones 1925, Montevideo, Uruguay, phone: 598-23540326 or 598-23540327, fax: 598-23554153. If passenger arrives with fire arms and declares them at customs the arms are left in custody of the authorities and the permit is obtained within one day (as referenced in Government law nbr. 477/84).

Wild Fauna and Flora::

All plants, flowers, bulbs, seeds, green, vegetables, etc., carried by passengers in or outside their baggage must be accompanied by a sanitary certificate. This certificate must be issued by competent authorities in country of origin.

Export regulations::

Free export:
- 100 cigarettes and 25 cigars;
- reasonable quantity of alcoholic beverages.

Crew members customs regulations::

The same regulations as for passengers apply, except for food, beverages or plants which are not allowed.

Pets::

Cats, dogs and other animals require a :
- Veterinarian health certificate, which also states that the animal is free from external parasites; and
- Rabies vaccination certificate, showing vaccination more than 30 days, less than 1 year prior to arrival;
As no quarantine facilities are available animals arriving without proper documents will be destroyed.

Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo .

Prohibited: birds from any part of the world.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Uruguay.



Airport Embarkation Tax

Vaccinations not required.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Uruguayan Peso-UYU) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, but amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Uruguayan Peso-UYU) and foreign currencies: no restrictions, but amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or equivalent must be declared.




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