International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Ecuador From Afghanistan is Allowed with Additional Requirements

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Travelers are allowed to enter Ecuador by air. Please check the documentation, quarantine and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Land and sea borders remain closed.

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6/1/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate showing they received all doses required. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before travel to Ecuador.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form

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Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before departure to Ecuador. The form will also be provided by the airline.

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Not Required

No proof of COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result to travel to Ecuador.

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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results for the Galapagos Islands

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All travelers going to the Galapagos Islands must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before boarding their flight to the Galapagos.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2.
Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Final Boarding
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Travelers must pass through temperature screening and a health evaluation on arrival at the airport.

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Mandatory

Mandatory traffic control card for the Galapagos Islands

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Travelers must complete a traffic control card issued by the Galapagos Government Council. Travelers can receive this card from the Galapagos Government Council counter located in Quito or Guayaquil airports.

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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Asymptomatic travelers who do not have a travel history in Brazil or India before arriving in Ecuador, are not required to quarantine on arrival.

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Possible

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival

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Travelers who present symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to take a COVID-19 rapid antigen testing. If the rapid antigen test is positive, the traveler must isolate for 10 days. The isolation may take place at a private residency or hotel of the traveler’s choosing. If the rapid antigen test is negative, no isolation is required.

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US Embassy for Ecuador
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travelers must wear masks in public places.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is high in Ecuador.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
10.60
Increased by-9.06
at 10/14/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
7.20%
Increased by-4.70%
at 10/10/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
65.04%
Increased by0.81%
at 10/12/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
11,635,235
Increased by145,946
at 10/12/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.02
Increased by-0.05
at 10/12/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

A nationwide ban on public gatherings is in place. Each municipal government can adopt its own measures. More relaxed or restrictive guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. Further information, in English, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreig...
Last Checked
10/13/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in all public spaces.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with reduced capacity. Different vehicle restrictions may apply in different regions based on the vehicle's plate numbers.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Closed
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops are open with reduced capacity and with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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