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27 August 2021

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Effective December 01, 2021 at 00h00 hours the Ecuadorian Authorities have approved the new protocols to enter Ecuador and to travel to the Galapagos Islands.
All passengers entering the country or travelling to the Galapagos Islands, over 16 years of age, must present:


  • VACCINATION CARD stating that the traveler has received the corresponding COVID-19 vaccine ( this vaccination card should have been issued at least 14 days prior to the flight), and
  • A negative corona test (COVID-19 RT-PCR test) taken up to 3 days (72 hours) before entering the country. If your clients are travelling to the Galápagos Islands, the Corona Test should be taken up to 3 days (72 hours) before travelling to the Galápagos Islands. Passengers could travel to the Galápagos Islands using the same Corona Test used to enter Ecuador as long as it complies with the requirement that it was taken maximum 3 days (72 hours) prior traveling to the Islands.


Children between 2 and 15 years, 11 months and 29 days of age must present:

  • Negative result of RT-PCR test performed up to 72 hours prior to the departure to Ecuador or prior to travel to the Galapagos Islands.


Any traveler who enters Ecuador by international flights must present the digital Traveler`s Health Declaration when boarding the plane.


To fill out the form enter the following link:

If the platform is not available, the physical form must be submitted at the point of entry in Ecuador the Ministry of Health officials.


Travelers from Africa:
As of December 01, 2021 at 00h00, entry is prohibited to travelers whose point of origin or transit are: South Africa, Botswana, Egypt, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Eswatini (Swaziland) and Namibia.


General information:

  • Upon arrival at 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 Health Department.
  • It is required during the stay in Continental Ecuador and in the Galápagos Islands to wear a mask at all times, wash their hands continuously with disinfectants and observe social distance of at least 1.5 meters.
  • The costs of all PCR tests performed in Ecuador and the Mandatory Preventive Isolation period (APO) in hotels, hospitalization and or medicines if required are to be paid by the passenger.
  • Both to enter Ecuador and to the Galapagos Islands, the clients are required to bring their travel insurance with medical coverage for COVID-19. We also suggest passengers to bring a travel insurance covering changes or cancellations of services.


These protocols could change at any time. You must 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.


We are at your disposal for any questions or further information:


Mónica Córdova V.




Ana María Córdova V.

Operations Director



Ruth Carrillo

Sales Manager


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