New Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Swiss Embassy in Uruguay is monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic closely. Borders are partially closed. It is rather difficult to book a flight to Switzerland (transiting through third countries) at this point, as most flights have been cancelled. The border to Argentina (land, sea and air) is shut, while the border to Brasil is partially shut.
The Embassy urges the Swiss community in Uruguay to follow recommendations and guidelines given out by local authorities for the prevention and treatment of the coronavirus. In doubt, please refer to the Ministry of Public Health’s website.
In Switzerland, the relevant authority is the Federal Office of Public Health, which provides regular updates on its website regarding the situation in our country. The Embassy also provides regular updates on the measures taken by the Swiss government on its website.
Useful contact information
- Ministry of Public Health:
Coronavirus info 0800 1919
Questions via WhatsApp 098 99 99 99
Chatbot ¿Dudas sobre Coronavirus? (see website)
Mobile app Coronavirus UY (iOS and Android)
Facebook Messenger @MSPUruguay
- Swiss Federal Office of Public Health: Infoline Coronavirus: +41 58 463 00 00.
- World Health Organization (WHO)
We hope you stay healthy.
The Embassy remains in operation with usual opening hours (Wednesday from 2–4pm) or by e-mail at email@example.com.