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Ecuador travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Ecuador. Ecuador is Open 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.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Ecuador


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For entry into Ecuador

International travel to Ecuador is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Other restrictions

Those traveling to the Galapagos Islands must present proof of a hotel booking or an invitation letter from a host if staying with a resident. National and foreign tourists must also provide evidence of a return flight. Additionally, travel health insurance is required for foreign tourists.
These requirements only apply to those traveling to the Galapagos Islands.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Those who display COVID-19 related symptoms may be administered a rapid antigen test on arrival. Those testing positive will be monitored by the Ministry of Public Health, isolation is not required.

Additional documents required

A completed 'traveler health declaration' must be presented on arrival.
Additionally, those traveling to the Galapagos Islands must complete a 'Galapagos transit control card' at least 24 hours before departure. - Traveler health declaration - Galapagos transit control card
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, proof of vaccination is still required to access non-essential services and to attend events. More relaxed or restrictive guidance may be in effect depending on the region visited. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Ecuador can be found, in Spanish, at

Use of masks

Face masks are not required but the use of a mask or covering is recommended when in public spaces. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the municipality visited.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with reduced capacity for vaccinated travelers.


Restaurants are open with reduced capacity for vaccinated customers.


Bars are open with reduced capacity for vaccinated customers.


Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Shops are open with reduced capacity and with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential shops are open for vaccinated customers.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Ecuador

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine may be required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Fully Open
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Ecuador

The general nationwide biosecurity measures include:
-mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for Ecuadorean nationals and foreign residents
-as of 28 April 2022, the use of masks is no longer mandatory in public spaces (both indoors and out). However, private establishments may impose their own biosecurity rules and request the use of masks. We recommend you carry a mask together with your proof of vaccination
All people over 12 (including foreign tourists) must present their COVID-19 vaccination certificate (showing 2 complete doses) to enter establishments providing non-essential services (for example, but not limited to, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, transport, etc). This rule has also been enforced at airports. This will not apply to public sector institutions and for essential services such as health and education. COVID-19 vaccination certificates are also mandatory for all passengers over 5 years old for all inter-district, interstate, urban and tourist buses.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Ecuador

Reconsider your need to travel

A 30-day State of Emergency was declared in 4 provinces on 29 June (see 'Safety'). An agreement signed between the Ecuador Government and protestors on 30 June includes a commitment to ending the State of Emergency as conditions permit. Entry requirements are dependent on your COVID-19 vaccination status. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Ecuador overall due to civil unrest, increased security threats and theΒ ongoing impactΒ of COVID-19. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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