Information about Ecuador
Population: 14,483499 (2010)
Capital: Quito 1 619,432 inhab. - area metro 2 239 141 inhab. (2010)
Official Languages: spanish
Main cities: Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca.
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of Ecuador in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to Ecuador, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in Ecuador - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: American Dollar (USD)
Time Zone: (GMT-5)
If you have transited through another country that is considered to have a variant of the virus, the entry of travelers will not be allowed. The list of countries and more information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ecuador/entry-requirements
Travelers going to the Galapagos Islands must submit a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior to departure to Galapagos. All travelers must present a return ticket off the island. Foreign travelers must have travel medical insurance. A 'Galapagos traffic control card' must be completed at least 24 hours prior to departure. More information can be found at https://www.gobiernogalapagos.gob.ec/step-by-step-tct-online/
Travelers must present a valid international certificate for complete vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to departure.
Proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided upon departure.
Those showing symptoms related to COVID-19 will be evaluated by a healthcare worker and can be taken to the nearest health center for a full evaluation. Travelers who test positive will be required to undergo self-isolation for 10 days.
All travelers must complete a traveler's health declaration form upon arrival. This can be completed in advance if the flight information, such as the seat number, is known before the trip.