Ten most important news for Uruguay in 2021

The reopening of borders after 20 months closed due to Covid-19 and soccer - with the celebration of the 3 continental finals in Montevideo and the dismissal of Óscar Washington Tabárez as national team manager after over 15 years - were some of the most outstanding issues in 2021 in Uruguay.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay, which upheld its concept of "responsible freedom" in the management of the pandemic and achieved a high vaccination rate compared to its neighbors, also saw the exit of its first "unicorn" from New York's Nasdaq index.

REOPENING OF BORDERS

After 20 months closed due to the pandemic, during which only nationals, residents or foreigners with exceptional permission were allowed to enter the country, Uruguay reopened its borders on November 1 to any vaccinated person (i.e. arriving 14 days after completing the vaccination schedule) and with a negative PCR test.

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