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Montevideo, September 24th 2023 - 18:21 UTC


  • Saturday, March 25th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Strike in UK: Important information for British passport holders

    All passengers wishing to travel on the South Atlantic Airbridge require at least 6 months validity remaining on their passport

    The Customs & Immigration Service would like to inform the public that a strike is planned by staff of the UK Passport Office for five weeks between 3 April to 5 May in England, Scotland and Wales – in a dispute about jobs, pay and conditions. A quarter of the Passport Office’s 4000 employees are expected to take part in the strike.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Uruguay going through largest cruise season ever and wants more

    The number of arrivals is to grow when Colonia del Sacramento becomes a new destination for cruise ships, Monzeglio explained

    Uruguay's Deputy Tourism Minister Remo Monzeglio said this week that the South American country was going through the most active cruise season in the past 8 years, with 160 ships arrived so far (116 in Montevideo, 44 in Punta del Este and 44 others yet to reach its shores.

  • Wednesday, March 8th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Aerolíneas Argentines to resume Carrasco-Ezeiza route

    The new service will depart from the Uruguayan capital Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays

    Aerolíneas Argentinas will resume its direct route between Buenos Aires' largest international air terminal (Ezeiza) and Montevideo's Carrasco, which will serve as a feeder for Uruguayan travelers to board transatlantic flights to Madrid or Rome or other domestic and regional services to destinations such as New York, Cancun, Punta Cana, or Havana.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Uruguay demands foreign tourists have medical insurance

    Previous Covid-19 requisites have been lifted

    Effective this month, a decree signed by Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou on Feb.16 requires all foreign travelers entering the country to have medical insurance, regardless of whether they arrive by land, sea, or air. The same measure, which has also been approved by the Council of Ministers, also lifts all previous Covid-19 requisites.

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Refurbishing starts on Mount Pleasant runway

    Works are performed at nighttime so as not to interfere with the base's daily operations, either military or civilian (Pic ROADGRIP)

    A contractor has started working on a £7m project to extend the lifespan of the runway at the Mount Pleasant Complex (MPC) airfield in the Falkland Islands until it can be fully re-laid in the coming years, the British Government reported Monday.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Uruguay's General Artigas logistics ship back in Montevideo

    The far-right leader had been vociferous against quarantines, refused to wear a facemask, and promoted the use of substances with no scientific endorsement

    Uruguay's logistics ship General Artigas is back in Montevideo from her 2022-2023 Antarctic Campaign, the South American country's Navy said in a statement.

  • Friday, February 17th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Machu Picchu reopened after closure for security reasons

    Unused tickets to enter the citadel issued after Jan. 1 will be honored with no additional requirements

    Peruvian authorities reopened the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu Wednesday following 25 days of closure as a result of mounting violence since the impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones and the ensuing protests demanding President Dina Boluarte's resignation and fresh elections, among other measures.

  • Wednesday, February 15th 2023 - 14:55 UTC

    Winners of the Falklands40 Schools Competition begin their adventure in the Islands

    Winners of the Falklands Forty Schools Competition meet with MLAs, at Gilbert House

    On Tuesday afternoon Members of Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly met with the Falklands40 UK Student competition winners, who arrived in the Islands on Monday. MLAs thanked the group for their interest in wanting to visit the Islands, and for sharing their insight on the modern Falklands.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Peruvian authorities confident to reopen Machu Picchu this week

    Keeping Machu Picchu closed represented huge losses, Urteaga explained

    Peruvian authorities plan to reopen the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on Wednesday after it was closed for weeks as a precaution amid growing violence nationwide following the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones and the ensuing demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and fresh elections, among other measures.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 09:49 UTC

    Montevideo safer for cruise passengers

    Montevideo Police Chief D'Elia spoke of progress from December to January

    Around 100,000 passengers have been reported to have visited Montevideo so far this season on some 60 cruise ships, according to local authorities. Montevideo Police Chief Mario D'Elia said that the so-called “Blue Summer” operation in the Uruguayan capital's Old City has been going as planned.