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Ecuador is a destination that has it all – mountains, jungles, beaches, busy cities, untouched nature, and everything in between. 

Ecuador's low cost of visiting and hugely diverse tourism industry has seen the nation growing in popularity over the last few years. During the pandemic, those wishing to escape south have been looking towards Ecuador for their easier to fulfill entry requirements than many other countries in the region.

Here's everything you need to know about visiting Ecuador, including all testing, quarantines, and other covid-related entry requirements.

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Countries Permitted To Visit Ecuador

Travelers from all countries are permitted to visit Ecuador under regular visa requirements. 

Traveler Health Declaration Form

Passengers will need to complete the Traveler's Health Declaration Form before entering Ecuador and show it upon arrival. 

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Testing  Requirements For Entry into Ecuador

Pre-Flight Testing Required. 

All nations will need to show proof of a negative PCR test, taken no longer than 10-days before arrival into Ecuador. 

Update: As of December 22 until further notice, and due to a muted strain of the virus, all passengers from the EU, UK, Australia, and South Africa will have additional testing requirements. Upon arrival, they will also be given a rapid antigen test at the airport, and subject to a 5-day quarantine with negative test results. 


Ecuador's Quarantine Entry Requirements 

Most Nations: No quarantine is applied for travelers who fulfill the 10-day negative PCR test requirement. 

EU/UK/South Africa/Australia: All arrivals from these areas must quarantine for 5 days upon arrival, even with negative test results. Arrivals must quarantine at the following approved hotels

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Galapagos Rules

Visiting the Galapagos comes with a different set of entry requirements. They were last updated on August 2020.

Travel Insurance Entry Requirements for Ecuador

All travelers should have travel insurance the covers COVID-19 for the duration of their trip to Ecuador.

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Ecuador

All visitors must follow these COVID-19 health requirements while in Ecuador:

  • Wearing a mask is required in all public spaces, both indoor and outdoor
  • Social distancing is in effect
  • On Dec 21, 2020 for 15 days, a curfew is in effect from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am and alcohol sales are prohibited during this time
  • Shops, hotels, and restaurants are all open, but have capacity limits
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Does Ecuador Have Vaccine Entry Requirements? 

Ecuador has not announced any mandates if a proof of vaccine record will be required to enter in the near future.

Visa Entry Requirements For Ecuador 

Most countries worldwide can visit Ecuador visa-free for up to 90 days, including Canada, the UK, and the USA. 

Only 30 nations require to apply for a visa ahead of time, marked on the map below in grey. 

Ecuador's Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Check to see if your country needs a visa
  2. Perform a PCR test no longer than 10 days prior to arrival in Ecuador
  3. Fill out the Travelers Health Declaration Form before entering Ecuador
  4. Follow all health protocols while in Ecuador

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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories


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