Why carry an IDP while driving in Uruguay?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Uruguay highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Uruguay

Visit Uruguay and discover its historical structures and spots and fall in love with the beauty of nature and animals. Explore this country by driving your own car! Here are a few reminders before you head out.

Important Reminders:

  • Drive on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old. The minimum rental age is 23 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Child-restraint is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must.
  • Drink moderately. The legal alcohol limit is 30 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban roads,90 km/h in public roads and 110 km/h on highways.
  • Watch out for traffic officers.

Driving in the Winter

Winter in Uruguay can be challenging. You need winter tires in all wheels. Snow chains may be required if snow is thick. Keep your emergency kits handy at all times. Plan your trip accordingly and you are good.

Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License here.​​

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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+ International Replacement

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