Uruguay Import Restrictions

In order to enter Uruguay, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Uruguay government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Uruguay, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Uruguay.

Uruguay Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Uruguay authorities before posting:


  • Animal products
  • Arms and ammunition and parts thereof
  • Corrosive or toxic chemicals
  • Drugs and medicines
  • Gasses
  • Organic or inorganic chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Vehicles, other than railway or tramway rolling-stock
  • Vegetable products
  • Weapons

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require an inserted invoice with a duplicate copy posted separately to the addressee. Used clothing requires a Certificate of Disinfection.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Uruguay prohibits:

  • Animals, live
  • Coins, gold or silver
  • Printed books, newspapers
  • Pearls, precious stones, metals and jewellery
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Lottery tickets
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils
  • Vegetable products
  • Vines and part of vines.

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