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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Ecuador

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This article was published on May 18, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Ecuador?

Ecuador is open to all foreign tourists as of April 2022. Nevertheless, several COVID-19 restrictions are still in place in Ecuador. Before going to Ecuador, complete the Traveler’s Health Declaration and upload all your covid-related documents before your flight

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Can I enter Ecuador if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Ecuador if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after completing your vaccination course.

As of April 2022, five vaccine drugs are approved in Ecuador:

  • Pfizer
  • Sputnik V
  • CoronaVac
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • CanSino

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A certificate confirming your vaccination status

Can I enter Ecuador if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Ecuador if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

  • A negative result of a PCR test carried out up to 72 hours before arrival in Ecuador

Can I leave Ecuador?

There are no COVID-19-related restrictions for leaving Ecuador. Please ensure that you’ve learned the entry requirements of your destination country concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers. Some countries demand tests anyway.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming your vaccination status

Please check all the requirements about the language of documents, data included, and approved vaccines of your destination ahead.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Ecuador currently

As of April 2022, international travel to Ecuador is safer compared to previous months. However, please adhere to basic COVID-19 restrictions that are still in place to ensure your safety.

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Is it safe to travel to Ecuador right now?

Currently, Ecuador is a relatively safe place, and most establishments operate. Nevertheless, your trip will be safer if you follow the main regulations:

  • Wearing masks in public places
  • Maintaining social distance

Is Quito open for travel now?

Quito is open for travel now. It is possible to visit the city’s main attractions provided you follow the countrywide regulations. 

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Ecuador?

No quarantine is required when in Ecuador.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Ecuador?

When traveling to Ecuador, foreign arrivals can use the Travelers’ Health Declaration to digitize all the essential COVID-19 documents.

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