Uruguay and Brazil decided to close the borders from Sunday and for 30 days due to progress in the coronavirus epidemic.
As of this Monday, only Uruguayans and foreigners residing in our country can enter our country, Ernesto Talvi explained to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in press statements at Carrasco International Airport.
The Brazilian decree was already published on Sunday, and Uruguay is expected to publish it on Monday.
Uruguay had already closed its borders with the other countries. Since 19 March, a decree applies only to the Uruguayan citizens and residents of our country, but the borders with Brazil remained open when it was understood that a very dry border with this country is shared, with binational citizens where there is life in common.