Tourism authorities from Brazil and Uruguay agreed over the weekend on a series of measures to boost the industry between the two countries during the Brazil-Uruguay Integration Forum held July 30 at the Rivera City Hall.
Some 114,000 have crossed from Uruguay over to Argentina for Tourism Week, a lay holiday version of Easter Week between April 11 and 17. According to local media, 95,000 of them were Uruguayan nationals, followed by 11,000 Argentines and 2,000 Brazilian citizens.
Uruguay's Minister of Tourism Tabaré Viera has requested his Public Health colleague Daniel Salinas to review the possibility that incoming travelers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are spared the swab test at the earliest.
Occupancy at Uruguay's hotels has been between 70 and 90% during Carnival weekend, which represented a recovery from a bad Summer season for the leisure industry.
Uruguay’s hotels and restaurants will seek compensation from the Government for their losses during a summer season which was between “mediocre” and “dire,” as tourism was nowhere near pre-pandemic levels, it was announced.
Uruguay's Tourism Minister Tabaré Viera said over the weekend that his country's “land, air and sea borders must be open” for visitors.
Chilean budget carrier JetSmart has announced it will start serving Uruguay as of January 18 with tickets available for as low as US $ 20. The airline plans to offer three weekly flights between the capital cities of Chile and Uruguay with Airbus 320 aircraft which have a capacity of 186 seats.
Uruguay's Tourism Minister Tabaré Viera Thursday announced his country would include COVID-19 vaccination to incoming foreign travellers when the country's borders are fully reopened.
The Government of Uruguay has appointed Colorado Senator Tabaré Viera and the nation's new Minister of Tourism following the resignation of Germán Cardoso amid a corruption scandal.