Requirements for Uruguayans

Uruguayans traveling to Italy are, at present, exempt from having to obtain a visa. In late 2022, however, the ETIAS, or European Travel Information and Authorization System, will be introduced. This is an online security and travel authorization system that will grant Uruguayans permission to enter Italy before they depart from Uruguay. The ETIAS will replace a traditional visa for some nationalities, but for Uruguayan citizens, it will most likely take the place of the current visa-free regime.

ETIAS Requirements for Uruguayan Citizens

ETIAS Italy requirements for Uruguayans specify that in order to apply for the ETIAS, Uruguayan nationals must hold all three of the following:

  • A valid Uruguayan passport
  • An active debit or credit card (to pay application fee)
  • A working email address (to receive the ETIAS in electronic format)

Once all three of these items can be produced, Uruguayan travelers can then apply for ETIAS to visit Italy. To do so, travelers must complete and submit a short, simple online application form. This form will ask for details concerning the applicant’s basic personal information, passport, health and travel history, and criminal record. Applications for the ETIAS Italy for Uruguayans can be completed entirely online at the convenience of the applicant.

The maximum processing time for an ETIAS Italy for Uruguayans is usually no more than 72 hours, but the majority of applications are processed and delivered to the applicant within a matter of minutes.

Uruguayans traveling to Italy with minors (anyone under the age of eighteen) are advised that all travelers from Uruguay must obtain an individual ETIAS Italy for Uruguayans on their own Uruguayan passport, regardless of their age. However, parents and guardians are permitted to complete and submit an ETIAS application on behalf of their child or any other minor in their care. Parents or guardians who choose to do this must submit their own personal information along with the minor’s ETIAS application.

Personal Information for the ETIAS Italy

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In order to apply for ETIAS to visit Italy, Uruguayan citizens must provide the following personal details when they submit their application:
  • Full name as recorded on Uruguayan passport
  • Date of birth and place of birth
  • Gender
  • Current address
  • Phone number, email address, and other contact details
  • Passport number, date of issue, and expiry date
  • Nationality listed on passport
In addition to their personal information, ETIAS Italy requirements for Uruguayans specify that all travelers must state their planned port of entry into the Schengen Area. This is because the ETIAS permits Uruguayan nationals to enter not only Italy, but any Schengen Country for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Uruguayans traveling to Italy are required to provide this information in order to facilitate cross-checking of ETIAS applications against such European security databases as Interpol, EURODAC, and VIS. If an ETIAS application is flagged during this cross-check, it will be reviewed manually by an ETIAS member of staff. Any Uruguayan national who has their ETIAS application rejected may appeal the rejection by providing ETIAS staff with additional documentation to support the application.

What Documents Do I Need for the ETIAS Italy?

The main document any Uruguayan citizen needs to apply for ETIAS to visit Italy is a valid passport issued by the Uruguayan government. This passport needs to be valid when the ETIAS application is submitted, and must remain valid through the holder’s entry into Italy or the greater Schengen area and for at least 90 days following the holder’s intended departure date from Italy.

Once issued, the ETIAS Italy for Uruguayans remains valid for three consecutive years and can be used for the first time at any point during those three years. If an ETIAS is attached to an expired passport, however, it is considered invalid and cannot be used for travel, regardless of the date on which it was issued. In this case, Uruguayan nationals are advised to renew their passport and apply for ETIAS to visit Italy again.

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Medical Info for Uruguayan Citizens

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Italy is a safe country, and there are currently no major health, disease, or vaccination warnings for Uruguayans traveling to Italy. However, new situations can always arise, and all travelers should keep informed of news and events in both Italy and Uruguay in the time before their trip.

Furthermore, it is recommended that holders of the ETIAS Italy for Uruguayans ensure they have sufficient health insurance to cover any accidents that may occur during their trip. This is because non-EU citizens are not automatically covered for healthcare costs within the EU. In addition, Uruguayans traveling to Italy with prescription medications should carry these medications clearly labeled and in their original packaging for possible inspection at their port of entry.
The number for ambulance and fire services in Italy is 112.

ETIAS Italy Benefits for Uruguayan Citizens

ETIAS is being introduced by the European Union to counter external threats to the Schengen Area and increase public safety within Schengen countries. Because of this, Uruguayans traveling to Italy or the wider Schengen area on an ETIAS can feel more secure during their visit.

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Origin Embassy
Embassy of Italy in Uruguay
Vijenac Ivana Mazuranica 3, Montevideo, Uruguay
(+598) 2 7084916, 7087152
Destination Embassy
Embassy of Uruguay in Italy
Via Vittorio Veneto 183 - Piso 5to, 00187 Roma, Italy
(+39) 06 482 17 76 / 77