We are hearing of flights being cancelled for later in the year. We recommend you contact your travel agent or airline.
Currently Uruguay’s borders are closed due to COVID 19. This policy is an important part of Uruguay’s exemplary coronavirus situation. Therefore, only Uruguayan citizens and residents are allowed in, with some exceptions.
Important status update: If you are planning to travel for tourism you must read this update
Information on flights to Uruguay and from the country here as of October 2020:
There are direct flights to Uruguay from Madrid (Spain). Connections are possible through Argentina and Brazil.
- From September, Iberia flies direct 3 times a week and Air Europa flies twice a week to and from Spain.
- Amaszonas flies Sao Paulo to Montevideo once a week. Connecting flights to Europe are with Lufthansa, KLM, TAP, Air France and occasional LATAM flights. (Source: UK government)
- Aerolineas Argentinas offers daily flights to Buenos Aires, starting in October. Connecting flights to Madrid with Aerolineas Argentinas. (Source: infopasajeros.uy)
USA & Canada
American Airlines suspended their direct flights to Uruguay from March until November 4th. However, flights to Uruguay from the US are possible through connections in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Panama.
- Direct flights with American Airlines to and from Miami two times a week from November 4.
- Eastern Airlines is offering periodic flights in the next couple of months from Miami to Montevideo, starting in September.
- Amaszonas and LATAM offer weekly flights to Sao Paulo (Brazil). For the moment, Sao Paulo has connecting flights to Atlanta, Houston, Miami, and Newark (Source: US government), and also to Toronto with Air Canada.
- Fly with LATAM with a connection in Santiago (Chile). (Source: US government)
- Copa flies to Montevideo from Miami with a connection in Panama from late September (Source: Copa website)
- Aerolineas Argentinas flies from Miami and New York to Buenos Aires and is re-activating daily flights Montevideo-Buenos Aires in October. (Source: infopasajeros.uy)
Since July there have been weekly flights from San Pablo (Brazil) to Montevideo flown by Amaszonas. Also, in the last few weeks, other airlines are re-activating their flights in the region.
- Amaszonas is flying weekly to San Pablo and Asuncion (Paraguay).
- Paranair announced the return of their flights Montevideo-Asuncion in October (Source: infopasajeros.uy)
- LATAM also offers (for now) weekly flights to San Pablo and Santiago (Chile). (Source)
- Gol is expected to fly from San Pablo in October, but it’s not 100% confirmed yet. (Source: infopasajeros.uy)
- Aerolineas Argentinas plans to have daily flights Montevideo-Buenos Aires in October. (Source: infopasajeros.uy)
- Meanwhile, Buquebus has a special frequency of ferries Montevideo-Buenos Aires.
In conclusion, no date has been set yet to return operations of the following airlines: Avianca and Sky.
Disclaimer: This information is provided as a public service. Guru’Guay is not responsible for its accuracy. Flight information up to date as of Sept 22 2020.
[This article was first published on October 24 2020 and last updated at the date above]
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