Ecuador international travel guide

Landscape view of Ecuador

Ecuador πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¨

Ecuador is part of Americas with main city at Quito. It's usually 🌀️ 22.58 °C in Ecuador with a rainfall of 🌧 246.36 mm. Tipping is expected in Ecuador since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Internet speed in Ecuador is on average 4.4 Mbps. In Ecuador you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 17M people. The main currency is US Dollar. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are common in Ecuador. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~22.58 Β°C Β  🌧 ~246.36 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 17M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Follow the Embassy in Santiago's social media for updates on flights. See links in 'Local contacts'. Ecuador has closed its borders and halted regular commercial flights. Non-essential movement is restricted, and a curfew applies throughout the country. Essential services continue to operate. If you are in Ecuador and wish to return to Australia and can't, please contact the Australian Embassy in Santiago via the link below (see Overview section). If you can't or don't wish to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Make arrangements for an extended stay, and keep in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. For urgent consular assistance, call +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas). We now advise you to: Do not travel to Ecuador.

issued date: March 25, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Ecuador uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Ecuador uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Ecuador. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Ecuador since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages. Receipts usually include a service charge.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Ecuador is on average 4.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Ecuador is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about $21.28, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: CNT, Claro or Movistar. Ecuador uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Ecuador upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Ecuador, dial +, then 593 (the country code for Ecuador), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Ecuador, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Ecuador you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on undivided highways, 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on motorways and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on expressways.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

192

Ambulance

194

Fire department

193

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Last updated: March 24, 2020