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This information was updated on 14th June 2021

Current situation

The country is open to international travellers and has some restrictions for foreign visitors. Land and air borders are open and Ecuador is prepared to receive tourists with safety protocols.

Entry requirements

  • Any person who enters Ecuador, must present a mandatory Negative PCR test, performed within three days prior to arrival in Ecuador, or Negative antigen test, performed within three days prior to arrival in Ecuador, or COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate, stating that the doses have been completed.
  • Any person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 by PCR test, with more than one month prior to the date of onset of symptoms and who continues to present positive PCR tests, as long as there is no symptoms, must present a Medical Certificate issued in the country of origin that guarantees your state of health for entry to Ecuador.
  • Any passenger who, upon arrival in Ecuador, presents COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, general malaise, loss of smell, loss of taste, etc.) regardless of the result of the PCR test or antigen test, will be evaluated by the health personnel of the Ministry of Public Health prior to entering the migration area. If it is determined that it is a “suspicious case”, a rapid antigen test will be carried out and if positive, said passenger must isolate for ten (10) days after the date of sampling at his/her home or Accommodation chosen by and at the expense of the traveler. This information must be included in the Traveler’s Health Declaration. In the event that the rapid antigen test is negative, the passenger will not be obligated to isolate.

While the health emergency is in force, people who enter the province of Galapagos must comply with the following protocol provisions according to their migratory category.

  • The negative RT-PCR test will not be a requirement to travel to Galapagos for children less than or equal to 17 years of age, in the migratory categories of permanent residents, temporary residents, transients and tourists, whether nationals or foreigners.
  • All migratory categories are exempted from the Mandatory Preventive Isolation (APO) provided they have a negative RT-PCR test for detection of COVID-19 with a maximum validity of 96 hours prior to entering the province of Galapagos.

 

Plans to reopen to international tourism

The country is open to international travellers and has some restrictions for foreign visitors. Land and air borders are open and Ecuador is prepared to receive tourists with safety protocols.

Flights from the UK

Passengers from the UK can consider the following airport connections for arrival to Ecuador:

Plans for reopening other entry points

The country is open to international travellers and has some restrictions for foreign visitors. Land and air borders are open and Ecuador is prepared to receive tourists with safety protocols.

What Covid 19-related safety measures can travellers expect?

According to Ecuadorian authorities, every tourist must:

  • Comply with social distancing, at least two meters (2 yards approx.)
  • To wear a face mask in public spaces is mandatory
  • Hygiene measures (constant hand washing and disinfection, covering the nose and mouth when yawning or sneezing with the inside of the elbow flexed)
  • Extreme precautions for people over 60 years and for vulnerable groups
  • Public events are prohibited, as well as crowds.

People must comply biosecurity measures in every space. Likewise, they require compliance of biosafety protocols in places they visit which may have specific measurements required at shops or tourist sites.

Other information

It is important to note that every tourist needs to be kept informed, on a daily basis, by visiting the official channels provided by the Ecuadorian Government:

National Risk and Emergency Service (SNGRE):
https://www.gestionderiesgos.gob.ec/

National COE
https://www.gestionderiesgos.gob.ec/coe-nacional/

Moreover, it is very important to mention that the measures may change from day to day, depending on the key biosecurity factors analyzed by the National COE hence we recommend reviewing official information related to the colour of each territory, all biosecurity protocols and the current COE resolutions.

Contact details

Please contact our PROECUADOR UK Office:

Juan Carlos Yépez Franco, Trade Commissioner of Ecuador / Commercial Counsellor

+44 (0) 2030788045
Skype: juanky.yepez
www.proecuador.gob.ec
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