New protocols to entry ECUADOR by air

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22 March 2021

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Effective March 22, 2021 the Government of Ecuador has established new protocols to entry the country:


  • VACCINATION CARD stating that the traveler has received the corresponding COVID-19 vaccine, or


  • Travelers, who still have not received the COVID-19 vaccine should present a negative corona test (COVID-19 RT-PCR test) valid for up to 3 days (72 hours) before entering the country and without any symptoms related to COVID-19.


Upon arrival to the international airports of Quito or Guayaquil all passengers go through temperature detectors; if the temperature is higher than normal or if the traveler presents any of the symptoms related to COVID-19, he/she will be evaluated by the personnel of the Heath Department and required to take the corresponding COVID-19 test; if the test is positive the passenger should go to quarantine for 10 days at his/her home or hotel. Nevertheless, if the test is negative the passenger can continue with whatever planned visits.


To entry the Galápagos Islands all passengers with no exception are required a RT-PCR negative test taken up to 96 hours prior to visit the Islands.


General important information:

  • Upon arrival in Ecuador, travelers go through several controls such as: Temperature detectors and disinfection footbaths.
  • It is required during the stay in Ecuador to wear a mask at all times, wash their hands continuously with disinfectants and observe social distance
  • The costs of all PCR tests that must be carried out in Ecuador as well as the Mandatory Preventive Isolation period (APO), hospitalization and/or medicines if required are to be paid by the passenger.
  • Both to enter Ecuador and to enter the Galapagos Islands, clients are required to bring their travel insurance with medical coverage for COVID-19


These protocols could change at any time. It is important that you check the most up to date status by contacting us as soon as you have decided to travel to Ecuador and or the Galapagos Islands.


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