What do you need to travel to Ecuador?
-subject to change according with the events – COVID-19
(Quito, Pichincha). – The Ministry of Tourism informs that the requirements for entering Ecuador, by plane, have been updated by the Ministry of Public Health. The new requirements came into force at 00H00 on the 1st December, 2021.
ENTRY TO MAINLAND ECUADOR:
All persons entering mainland Ecuador must present the following:
- A completed Traveler’s Health Declaration form upon boarding the airline, this can be found at the following link: https://declaracionsalud-viajero.msp.gob.ec/. If you are unable to submit this digitally, a physical form may be submitted. Travelers who fill out the digital form are no longer required to present a physical form.
- Passengers over 16 years of age must present a completed vaccination card, with at least 14 days of validity after completing the scheme, and the negative result of a qualitative real-time RT-PCR qualitative test, performed up to 72 hours prior boarding their flight to Ecuador. Crew members are exempt from these requirements.
- Persons aged between 2 and 16 years of age must present a negative real-time RT-PCR qualitative test result, performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight to Ecuador.
ENTRY TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS:
All persons, regardless of their migratory category, must present:
- Their completed vaccination card, with at least 14 days of validity after completing the scheme, and the negative result of a qualitative real-time RT-PCR qualitative test, performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight to the Galapagos Islands. Crew members are exempt from these requirements.
- Persons aged between 2 and 16 years of age must present a negative result of a qualitative real-time RT-PCR test, performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight to the Galapagos Islands.
- Additionally, national or foreign tourists must present the Transit Control Card, issued by the Galapagos Special Regime Government Council.
TRAVELERS FROM AFRICA:
- Entry is prohibited to persons whose points of origin or transit are: South Africa, Botswana, Egypt, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Esuatini (Swaziland) and Namibia.
- Citizens and permanent residents in Ecuador who were in one of the countries previously mentioned in the last 14 days will be able to enter the country. In order to do so, they must present a negative result of a qualitative real-time RT-PCR test, performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight to Ecuador. Additionally, upon entering the country, they must comply with a 14-day quarantine, regardless of their vaccination status.
- The only type of test authorized for entering into the country is the qualitative real-time RT-PCR test.
- Any person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, and who after one month continues to obtain a positive result in the RT-PCR test, must present a medical certificate issued in the country of origin that supports their health status of not being in the contagious phase in order to enter Ecuador, as long as, they have an absence of symptoms.
- For persons coming from countries where their vaccination protocol doesn’t permit being vaccinated up to 6 months after being infected with COVID-19, and for this reason the person has not been vaccinated, then the person can provide their original medical certificate that demonstrates that they have previously tested positive for COVID-19, as if it were a certificate of vaccination. Additionally, for such persons, they must also present a negative RT-PCR test.
- Passengers who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to their health condition must present a medical certificate supporting this. They will also be required to submit a negative RT-PCR test.
- For Ecuadorian citizens who have not yet received their vaccine and need to return to Ecuador, they will receive a unidose vaccine against COVID-19 available upon arrival.