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Uruguay customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Uruguay to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Uruguay make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Uruguay customs regulations.

Import regulations in Uruguay

Duty-free allowance


  • 4 cartons of cigarettes


  • 4 litres of alcohol.

Other Goods

  • Passengers travelling by air or sea from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay, may import goods up to a value of US$300. This may not be used more than once a month.
  • Passengers travelling by air or sea from countries other than the countries listed above may import goods up to a value of US$500. This may be used once a year.
  • Passengers travelling by land from any country may import goods up to a value of US$150.
  • Travellers under the age of 18 may import half of the above quantities.
  • Medication for personal use.
  • Personal electronics.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Narcotic drugs.
  • Pornographic material.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Domestic animals.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.

For further information, please visit Uruguay National Customs Office.

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