Ecuador Travel

Travel Safe in Ecuador

We are ready to welcome tourists back to the beautiful and diverse South American country of Ecuador. We have put in place a variety of COVID-19 protocols to ensure that whilst visiting the country you remain safe.

Being in Ecuador means feeling well.

Be Well in Ecuador!

What are the entry requirements for Ecuador?

Upon arrival, all passengers will be required to sign a health declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details. Additionally, you must present ONE of the following:

  1. A negative RT- PCR for Covid- 19, taken within 72 hours of the date of your arrival to Ecuador. This will not apply to children under two (2) years.
  2. A Covid-19 vaccination certificate with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel.

Those who enter the Galapagos Islands must present the requirements below:

  1. Foreign passengers over 16 years of age must present a negative RT- PCR for Covid- 19, taken within 72 hours prior arrival to Ecuador and vaccination certificate with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel.
  2. Foreign passengers between the ages of 2 and 16 must present a negative RT- PCR for Covid- 19, taken within 72 hours prior arrival to Galapagos Islands. This will not apply to children under the age of two (2).
  3. National passengers over 2 years must present a negative RT- PCR for Covid- 19, taken within 72 hours prior arrival to Galapagos Islands.

In addition to these requirements, tourists must complete the traffic control card issued by the Galapagos Government Council. You can pick this card up from the Galapagos Government Council counter located in Quito or Guayaquil airports.

Source: Entry Guidelines to Continental and Insular Ecuador by air – MSP (See complete guidelines)

Updated entry requirements for the Galapagos by air effective from 31st august, 2021 at 23H59  (View new guidelines)

What do you need to travel to Ecuador?

Ecuador


All passengers over 2 years old must present a negative result of an COVID-19 RT-PCR test, performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding the flight, or a complete COVID-19 vaccination certificate, with the last dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel.

All travelers whose point of origin, stopover or maritime transit is India must present a negative result of an COVID-19 RT-PCR test, performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding the flight, and keep with preventive isolation for 10 days.

Everybody entering mainland Ecuador by international air must submit the Traveller`s Health Declaration, which can be downloaded at the following link:

Galapagos Islands

The entry requirements for the Galapagos Islands will change on Saturday 23rd October, 2021.

All passagers, over 2 years of age, regardless of their migratory category, must present the following requeriments:

1) Complete vaccination card, with the last dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel.
or
2) Negative result of an RT-PCR test, performed up to 72 hours prior to flight boarding.

Remember that it is mandatory to present the Transit Control Card issued by the Galapagos Government Council.

Travelers arriving from Brazil

Must present a negative RT- PCR for Covid- 19, taken within 72 hours of the date of your arrival to Ecuador, added to an isolation period of ten (10) days, which may be at home or in an accommodation that the traveler decides and costs. This isolation does not apply to those who, upon arrival from Brazil, have a vaccination card against Covid-19, with the same conditions mentioned above.

The 4 world country seeks to provide security and well being to all tourists.

Massive vaccination to the entire tourism industry.

100% of those eligible for the vaccine in the Galapagos Islands are already inoculated.

More than half of the Ecuadorian population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

What do you need to travel to Galapagos Islands?

Visitors to the Galapagos Islands must present ONE of the following:

1

A negative RT- PCR for Covid- 19, taken within 72 hours of the date of your arrival to Ecuador. This will not apply to children under two (2) years.

2

A Covid-19 vaccination certificate with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel.

In addition to these requirements, tourists must complete the traffic control card issued by the Galapagos Government Council. You can pick this card up from the Galapagos Government Council counter located in Quito or Guayaquil airports.

All international visitors to the Galapagos Islands are required to pay an entry fee to enter the Galapagos National Park. You can pay this in cash upon arrival to the islands.

N.B. Galapagos has completed the inoculation of 100% of its vaccinable population and it is a biosecure destination.

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.

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.

Airports in Ecuador

Quito International Airport “Mariscal Sucre”

Guayaquil International Airport “José Joaquín del Olmedo”:

Manta Airport

Galapagos Airports - Baltra

Galapagos Airports - San Cristóbal

Cuenca Airport “Mariscal Lamar”

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:

Check the circulation hours in the different cities, remember reviewing the mobility restrictions by COE Nacional (National Emergency Operations Center).

Public transport circulates with 50% of the capacity.

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.

More than 600 establishments and 27 destinations have the Safe Travels stamp.

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!

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

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