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Benefits for non-resident tourists 2021

Uruguay offers you a battery of benefits to enjoy with responsibility and safety.

Non-residents who are in Uruguay, have the following benefits:

  • 0% VAT on hotels
    Benefit valid for foreigners presenting identity documents issued abroad. This expenditure is invoiced without VAT since it is exempt and therefore the tax is not charged, not generating any refund.
    Validity: all year

  • VAT refund on gastronomic services
    When are provided by restaurants, bars, canteens, coffee shops, tea rooms or similar, or by hotels, motels, apart hotels, inns, tourist farms, countryside hotels, country inns, country houses and camping hostels, as long as these benefits do not integrate the concept of accommodation.
    Validity: from November 1 to April 30, 2022
  • VAT refund on car rental without a driver
    Validityfrom November 1 to April 30, 2022

  • Refund of 10.5% of the gross amount of the rental of the property for tourism purposes, provided that the lease is made by real estate agencies residents of Uruguay 
    Validity: from November 1 to April 30, 2022

    See regulations
    * The application of all these tax benefits correspond to services provided to end consumers, provided they are paid by electronic money, debit and / or credit cards.
    The card issuing company must include in the account statement, the discount that appears on the ticket issued by the POS.

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Tax Free Regime
    For purchases of products included in the regime made at stores adhered to the system, complying with the corresponding procedure at the time of purchase and provided the country's exit occurs through any of the following border crossings: Carrasco International Airport, Laguna del Sauce Airport, Montevideo Port, Colonia Port, Punta del Este Cruise Arrivals Terminal, Salto-Concordia Bridge, Paysandú-Colón Bridge, Fray Bentos-Puerto Unzué Bridge and Chuy. When leaving the country, the corresponding proceeding for the refund must be submitted before duly identified offices.

  • Discount of 24% on fuel (gasoline)
    Aplied in payment by credit or debit card, on the sale price, at stations located within a 20Km radius from the following border crossing points, with the Argentine Republic: FrayBentos - Puerto Unzué, Paysandú - Colón, Salto - Concordia; with the Federative Republic of Brazil: Chuy, Río Branco, Aceguá, Rivera, Artigas and Bella Unión.
    Validity: from February 21, 2021 onwards + info


    Discovering new tourist experiences is always tempting, but it is as important as taking care of each other. For this reason, always remember to maintain social distance, constant hand washing, the use of masks and follow the strict sanitary protocol of each tourist establishment.