Ecuador international travel advice

Landscape view of Ecuador

Ecuador 🇪🇨

Ecuador is part of Americas with main city at Quito. Its Developing country with a population of 17M people. The main currency is US Dollar. The languages spoken are Spanish. the Republic of Ecuador is the formal name of Ecuador It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~22.33 °C   🌧 ~189.66 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 17M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

Due to nationwide protests in Ecuador, tensions remain high. We haven’t changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Ecuador overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: November 8, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish


💱 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ 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.


📡 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.

📱 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.

📞 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 .


🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020