Ecuador

Entry requirements for traveling to Ecuador

Johan Klok | Last update: November 13, 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 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.

4. Traveler health declaration

If you travel to Ecuador by airplane, you have to fill out a traveler health declaration before boarding. You can download this form here: traveler health declaration.

5. Proof of a vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test result

If you want to travel to the Galápagos Islands, you have to show proof of vaccination and a negative test result. See below for the exact requirements.

COVID-19 requirements

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

Traveling by air

Ecuador distinguishes between two groups of countries. Stricter rules apply to high-risk countries than to the second group of countries.

High-risk countries: India and Brazil

High-risk countries are countries with a high rate of infections, the presence of the delta variable, and a low vaccination rate.

At this moment, India and Brazil are considered high-risk countries. Every two weeks, the Ecuadorian government will evaluate the epidemiological profile of each country to update the list of high-risk countries.

When you arrive in Ecuador by airplane, you must show:

  1. a printed (original and copy) negative COVID-19 test result from an RT-PCR test taken no more than three days before your flight; and
  2. a printed (original and copy) vaccination card with all doses applied. This vaccination card must have been issued at least fourteen days before the departure of your flight; and
  3. a completed traveler health form, which will be given to you prior to or during your flight by your airline. You can also download this form: traveler health form Ecuador

After arriving in Ecuador, you must quarantine for ten days.

All other countries

When you arrive in Ecuador by airplane from other countries than Brazil or India, you must show:

  1. a printed (original and copy) negative COVID-19 test result from an RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the departure of your flight; or
  2. a printed (original and copy) vaccination card with all doses applied. This vaccination card must have been issued at least fourteen days before the departure of your flight. Ecuador accepts all vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Sputnik, Sinovac, etc.); and
  3. a completed traveler health form, which will be given to you prior to or during your flight by your airline. You can also download this form: traveler health form Ecuador

Galápagos Islands

If you want to travel to the Galápagos Islands, you have to show negative COVID-19 test result or a vaccination card with all doses applied.

Traveling by land

All land borders (with Colombia and Peru) are still closed.