Ecuador Travel

Travel Safe in Ecuador

Today more than ever we are ready to welcome you, in the center of the world, a country with all of the safety and wellness standards, established by some of the most important international organizations. We want you to smile when you hear “Ecuador”, and to transmit you joy, safety and wellness.

Being in Ecuador means feeling well.

Be Well in Ecuador!

What do you need to travel to Ecuador?

Prueba PCR-RT negativa, realizada hasta 10 días antes del ingreso al país, excepto Galápagos, para este destino la prueba debe realizarse hasta 4 días antes del ingreso.

Previo al ingreso, si no se cuenta con una prueba PCR-RT negativa, el turista se la realizará al llegar al país, hasta contar con los resultados, el viajero cumplirá con el aislamiento correspondiente. Si el resultado es negativo, saldrá inmediatamente. Si el resultado es positivo continuará con el aislamiento.

Revisa información de visados, vacunas y recomendaciones generales para conocer el Ecuador.

What do you need to travel to Galápagos Islands?

¿Cómo movilizarse en Ecuador?

El país del centro del mundo se conecta con el viajero extranjero a través de los aeropuertos internacionales Mariscal Sucre (Quito) y José Joaquín de Olmedo (Guayaquil). Además, Ecuador tiene varios aeropuertos locales que facilitan la conectividad con los destinos entre ellos: Mariscal Lamar (Cuenca), Baltra y San Cristóbal (Archipiélago de Galápagos), Ciudad de Catamayo (Loja), Manta y otros.

How to travel within Ecuador by air?

Ecuador has two International Airports located in Quito and Guayaquil. To get to destinations such as: Cuenca, Loja, Manta, Baltra, San Cristobal, or any other destination, you must depart from Quito or Guayaquil on a domestic flight.

Important

Local restrictions may vary at different services and destinations. Please ask your travel operator or travel agency before your arrival.

Hours of operation:

Quito International Airport “Mariscal Sucre”

24 hours.

Guayaquil International Airport “José Joaquín del Olmedo”:

24 hours.

Manta Airport

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from de 08:00 to 03:00. Thursday and Sunday from 06:00 to 03:00.

Galápagos Airports:

Baltra y San Cristóbal airports are now being serviced by Avianca y LATAM airlines.

Cuenca Airport “Mariscal Lamar”

From Saturday until Thursday from 06:00 to 21:30, Friday from 06:00 to 22:00.

Keep in mind to:

  • Only people carrying a ticket will be allowed inside the airport terminal.
  • One companion will be allowed for underage or disabled persons traveling alone
  • Use your protection mask at all times.
  • Keep a 2-meter (6 feet) distance from other travelers.
  • Use the different sanitizing devices located across the airports
  • Observe the body temperature check points.
  • Follow the signs to airline check in procedures. Counter check-in zones are clearly marked.
  • At the departure lounge, use the seats indicated to keep the social distance.

Ground transportation:

In Quito, Guayaquil and Galápagos Islands, from 05:00 until 23:00.

Quito:

Quitumbe and Carcelén bus terminals are open with 75% of capacity in each bus and operating only 40% of usual scheduled departures.

Public transportation is working at 50% of capacity.

Vehicles are allowed to transit according to the last digit of license plate: odd numbers on Mondays Wednesday and Friday. Even numbers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Sundays cars will alternate odd and even digits allowed to transit interspersed. Taxi cabs transit without restrictions.

Cuenca:

Vehicle transit hours in Cuenca from Monday to Friday, from 05:00 until 21:00; on weekends from 05:00 until 19:00.

Out of town bus transportation: there are 6 routes traveling from Cuenca. Please check schedules and destinations. Public transportation is working at 75% capacity.

 

Guayaquil:

Public transportation is working at 50% of capacity. Vehicles are allowed to transit according to the last digit of license plate: odd numbers on Mondays Wednesday and Friday. Even numbers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Galápagos:

Public transportation is allowed at San Cristobal, Isabela and Santa Cruz islands.

 

How we look after you?

Ecuador developed 21 Health and Wellness protocols for the tourism industry including: Hospitality, Touristic transportation, food and beverages, tour operators, Meetings Industry, beaches and pools.

Ecuador was granted the Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council, We keep innovating to deliver unique and safe experiences.

Quito’s International Airport receive the Airport Council International Health Accreditation. Remember that wellbeing is a joint responsibility.

Safe travel tips:

Check opening hours of touristic places

Check the circulation hours

Purchase the right plane ticket for the right route and schedule

Book your lodging, transportation and tour services on time

Contact a tour operator for registered services and information.

Travel and enjoy Ecuador!

Here are some natural destinations for you:

If you still got some questions, please ask your travel operator or travel agency before your arrival.

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