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There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uruguay. Uruguay UNESCO tours take you to them both: Colonia del Sacramento and Fray Bentos. Colonia del Sacramento is a beautiful town on the Rio de la Plata, an hour by boat from Buenos Aires in Argentina. Rule of Colonia regularly switched between Portugal and Spain. The historic part of the town was mostly constructed by the Portuguese and includes cobblestone streets and a number of notable buildings. A UNESCO tour of Colonia is best done on foot, giving time to appreciate the colonial architecture at a leisurely pace. In contrast, Fray Bentos is an industrial heritage site – the Frigorifico Anglo del Uruguay was a meatpacking plant from where products were exported to Europe. There was a city within a city here, with small brick houses and facilities such as hospitals and schools. A visit here gives a fascination glimpse into Uruguay’s industrial history. For more UNESCO tour ideas, consider combining Uruguay with a visit to Argentina or Brazil.
Update: South America COVID-19 Travel – Many South America destinations are open for travel!
South America is open for travel again. We’re operating trips in several countries right now, with more following soon.
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|Open without quarantine?||Covid-19 test required before travel?|
|Antarctica||See entry country details (Argentina or Chile)||–|
|Bolivia||YES||Yes – PCR (72hrs) if not fully vaccinated|
|Brazil||YES||Must be fully vaccinated (12 years+) or Antigen or PCR – 24hrs prior to boarding flight|
|Chile||YES||Proof of full vaccination required (6 years+)
Negative PCR test, taken maximum 72 hours before boarding final leg of flight to Chile
|Colombia||YES||PCR (72hrs) required if not fully vaccinated|
|Ecuador & Galapagos||YES||Must be fully vaccinated (12 years+)|
|Paraguay||YES||Yes (PCR or LAMP)|
|Peru & Machu Picchu||YES||Proof of vaccination required (12 years+)
If not fully vaccinated, PCR Test required within 48 hours of planned departure to Peru
|Updated May 12, 2022
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