Uruguay to reopen borders to foreigners with negative PCR tests

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Uruguayan border. Photo: Todd Powell/Shutterstock

With cases steadily falling and having registered its first full day with no deaths this weekend, President Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay announced that the country will begin opening up its borders from September 1 onwards. Travelers who own property in the country, can attest to being vaccinated, and show a negative PCR test will be allowed into the country.

By November 1, just before the start of the tourism season, any foreigner with a vaccine and a negative test will be allowed to go to Uruguay — provided that the general outlook of the pandemic in the region remains under control.

“We expect to have more than 75 percent of our citizens vaccinated and most of our campaign for a third dose also completed by that point,” Mr. Lacalle Pou said.