How are you doing?
It’s been so great to see the newcomers have arrived in Uruguay since travel restrictions were almost completely removed on November 1. I was at the airport myself that day, picking up my husband. He almost didn’t make it onto the plane 😱 because the obligatory health declaration had gone from being a form you filled in on the plane to being an online form to complete in advance of travel, and this had not been widely announced. Using our contacts at the ministry, Guru’Guay is doing our best to keep this article about travel requirements as up-to-date as possible. In truth, we’re more current than many official sites. Also make sure you read the comments as we’re asking readers to share their travel experiences there. If you have been unable to get vaccinated, the government is now providing options for entry for unvaccinated travellers.
Last week here at Guru’Guay we were doing a happy dance 💃 For a magical few minutes, thankfully captured by a reader, we were recommended in the Financial Times of London as “the best and most accurate guide to Uruguay”. Okay okay, so the mention ended up being deleted, but who can blame us for being over the moon happy for that momentary glimpse of Guru’Guay in the FT 😂
Other interesting news, visitors to Uruguay may soon be able to buy cannabis. If you’ve been following things-Uruguay for a long time, you'll remember that in 2013, the then (centre-left) government in 2013 made headlines world-wide when it passed revolutionary legislation to make Uruguay the first country in the world to take full control of the entire chain of marijuana production from growth to sale. What may surprise is that the current (centre-right) government understands that the 2013 regulations are discriminatory—against tourists—and are planning action. We outline the story here.
If wine’s your cup of tea, we’ve just updated our primer on Uruguay wine country.
It’s so great to be in touch. I hope you’re having a great weekend wherever you are in the world.