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Ecuador coronavirus travel restrictions

Landscape view of Ecuador

Ecuador 🇪🇨

The travel advice is Do not travel to Ecuador. Ecuador is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Ecuador. Ecuador is part of South America 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.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 17M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Ecuador

Open with restrictions

for travel
Travel to Ecuador is partially allowed from Western Sahara. Measures in place: vaccinated traveler exceptions, conditional quarantine, test/medical certificate required, testing on arrival, other medical measures and additional documents required

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing requirements.

Conditional quarantine

Those who have transited via Brazil will be required to quarantine for 10 days at an accredited hotel by the Ministry of Tourism.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. Airlines may deny boarding if this evidence cannot be provided on departure.
Travelers going to the Galapagos Islands are required to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 4 days, on arrival.

Testing on arrival

Arrivals may be randomly selected to undergo rapid antigen tests which will be carried out by health officials at the airport. If the antigen test result is positive, self-isolation will be required for 10 days, regardless of the PCR test result.
Alternatively, proof of having recovered from COVID-19 can be shown. The positive test must be at least 1 month old.
Full details regarding the processing of arrivals and departures at the airport can be found at

Other medical measures

Those who display COVID-19 related symptoms will be evaluated by a health care worker and may be taken to the nearest health center for a full evaluation.

Additional documents required

All travelers are required to complete a traveler health declaration form on arrival. This can be completed in advance if flight information, such as seat number, is known prior to travel. - Traveler health declaration form
For more details US Embassy & Consulate in Ecuador

Travel restriction details for Ecuador

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
🛬 Return No Data
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
📅 events Banned

🔒 Lockdown Details for Ecuador

Power to impose traffic restrictions and controls on social gatherings lies with local municipalities and other competent authorities, in conjunction with Ecuador’s National Emergency Operations Committee (COE). Please check more detailed information with local authorities – details below - to ensure that you comply with any local restrictions, including vehicle circulation restrictions in your area. The general nationwide biosecurity measures include: -extra precaution advised for people over 60 years old, and those whose medical conditions make them vulnerable to COVID-19 -mandatory use of face masks in public spaces. -all individuals to comply with social distancing measures and practice frequent hand washing -in-person school classes have been suspended since 2020. Blended classes (mix of in-person and online) will be allowed to take place from 26 April, if the school’s COVID -action plan has been approved by the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) -remote working continues to be encouraged -public gatherings and mass events are prohibited -the reopening of beaches will continue to be monitored via the “Distancia2” app. -authorised labs to undertake COVID-19 tests -a nationwide tracing app ( ̔ASI Ecuador̕ ) is available to alert people if they have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case during the last 15 days. The app is -supported via Bluetooth and maintains the confidentiality of users -land borders with Colombia and Peru remain closed until further notice. However, Ecuadorean nationals and foreign residents may be allowed to enter Ecuador via the ---Rumichaca and Huaquillas northern and southern borders. -ports remain closed for travel/tourism activities. Only cargo services are allowed The state of emergency for the provinces of Azuay, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Loja, Manabi, Pichincha and Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, ended on 9 April 2021. However, the National Emergency Operations Committee made a recommendation in their resolution of 14 April, that these provinces, plus those of Santa Elena, Los Rios and Zamora, should consider restricting vehicle circulation from 8pm to 5am from 16 April to 2 May. They also recommended that the Ministry of Education should suspend in-person classes in all these provinces due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases reported. COE´s resolution of 14 April also recommends a further traffic restriction along national highways, from Friday to Sunday between 8pm and 5am, during the whole month of April. The above vehicle restrictions do not apply for key sectors such as public and private healthcare, security, basic public services, emergency response, produce sectors and those who need to transport goods and food; people who are transporting passengers to/from the airport (showing flight tickets) and for verified medical emergencies and appointments are also exempt.

🛡️ Travel safety for Ecuador

Do not travel

The second round of general elections is scheduled for 11 April 2021. Demonstrations could occur before, during and after the elections. Avoid areas where demonstrations or protests are occurring and follow the advice of local authorities. To enter Ecuador, you'll need to either present a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within 3 days of arrival, have an antigen test taken within 3 days of arrival or present a vaccination card showing you've received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. You may also be tested for COVID-19 through an antigen test on arrival, and if the result is positive, you'll need to quarantine. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Ecuador due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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Last updated: July 13, 2021