Safety in Uruguay
Uruguay has one of the lowest rate of violent crime in Latin America, and it is unlikely that you will encounter any problems during your stay.
Be sure to use common sense while traveling in Uruguay, just as you would in any other location. We recommend that you leave valuable jewelry – including watches – at home, as well as expensive electronics. Carry a money belt, use the hotel safe to hold your passport and other important documents, and be aware of your surroundings.
All our tours include professional tour guides, and we will arrange all transportation, transfers, hotels, and tours that we know personally and recommend highly.
For US Citizens, the State Department recommends bookmarking the Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts page, following their Twitter and Facebook accounts, and/or downloading their free Smart Traveler App through iTunes to stay up-to-date on travel warnings and news. They also offer useful tips for traveling safely abroad.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has useful info on traveling to Uruguay for citizens of the UK.