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Entry requirements for traveling to Ecuador

Johan Klok | Last update: December 22, 2021

When you want to travel to Ecuador you have to meet a number of conditions. You may be asked to show the following documents at the border or when boarding an aircraft.

General entry requirements

1. Passport: your passport must be valid for at least six months.

2. Visa: you don't need to show a valid visa if you can travel to Ecuador visa-free as a visitor or if you are an Ecuadorian citizen (passport holder).

3. Proof of an onward travel arrangement: proof of an onward travel arrangement can be a bus or airplane ticket to another country. If you are an Ecuadorian resident or citizen, you don't need to show proof of an onward travel arrangement.

COVID-19 entry requirements

When you travel to Ecuador, you will have to comply with Ecuador's COVID-19 entry rules.

Ecuador distinguishes between three groups of countries:

  1. South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Egypt
  2. India
  3. all other countries

South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Egypt

If you travel from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Mozambique, or Egypt, you cannot enter Ecudor.

India

If you travel from or via India to Ecuador, you have to fulfill the following requirements when you arrive in Ecuador:

1. COVID-19 test: when you arrive in Ecuador you have to show a printed (original and copy) negative COVID-19 test result from an RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before your flight to Ecuador. Children younger than 2 years old don't need to show a COVID-19 test result.
2. Vaccination card: when you arrive in Ecuador you have to show a printed (original and copy) vaccination card with all doses applied an issued no less than 14 days before your flight. Ecuador accepts all vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Sputnik, Sinovac, etc.). Children who are 16 years old or younger don't need to show a vaccination card.
3. Traveler's health form: when you arrive in Ecuador you have to show a completed traveler's health form. Your airline will give you this form on your flight. You can also download this form: traveler's health form Ecuador. It's also possible to fill out this form online.
4. Quarantine: you have to quarantaine yourself for 10 days after arriving in Ecuador. You are free to choose your place of stay.

All other countries

If you travel from another country than the countries mentioned above, you have to fulfill the following requirements when you arrive in Ecuador:

1. COVID-19 test: when you arrive in Ecuador you have to show a printed (original and copy) negative COVID-19 test result from an RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before your flight to Ecuador. Children younger than 2 years old don't need to show a COVID-19 test result.
2. Vaccination card: when you arrive in Ecuador you have to show a printed (original and copy) vaccination card with all doses applied an issued no less than 14 days before your flight. Ecuador accepts all vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Sputnik, Sinovac, etc.). Children who are 16 years old or younger don't need to show a vaccination card.
3. Traveler's health form: when you arrive in Ecuador you have to show a completed traveler's health form. Your airline will give you this form on your flight. You can also download this form: traveler's health form Ecuador. It's also possible to fill out this form online.

Source

You can read all information about the COVID-19 entry rules in the resolutions of the National Emergency Operations Committee. You can read these resolutions (in Spanish) on this website: Resoluciones COE.

Galápagos Islands

If you want to travel to the Galápagos Islands, you will first have to fly to Quito Airport or Guayaquil Airport. From these airports you can take a flight to the Galápagos Islands. Before your flight to the Galápagos Islands you will have to present the following documents:

  1. An ID-document (if you are an Ecuadorian citizen) or passport.
  2. A two-way ticket to the islands.A negative test result from a RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before entering the islands. Passengers who are younger than 2 years old don't have to fulfill this requirement.
  3. A vaccination card with all doses applied and issued no less than 14 days before the flight. Passengers younger than 17 years old don't have to fulfill this requirement.
  4. A printed traveler's health form (printed).
  5. A Transit Control Card given by the Galápagos Special Regime (you can find the offices in the departure terminals at Quito Airport and Guayaquil Airport).

Land borders

The land border with Colombia is open for all traffic. The land border with Peru is still closed.

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