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  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRT-PCR/certificate required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineIn some cases
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: August 22, 2021
Reviewed: October 22, 2021
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Some flights to Ecuador have resumed, while land borders remain closed and domestic restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Can I travel to Ecuador?

  • Flights to Ecuador have resumed in limited capacity.
  • Land borders with Colombia and Peru remain closed.
  • All ports remain closed.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Ecuador?

  • Anyone arriving to Ecuador with symptoms, will be tested upon arrival and might be required to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Arrivals from Brazil, India or those whose test result is positive need to quarantine for 10 days.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Ecuador?

  • Anyone arriving to Ecuador will be required to present a negative RT-PCR test from no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers may present proof of vaccination instead.
  • Arrivals from Brazil or India must present a negative result from an RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours, regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated.
  • Arrivals showing symptoms will be tested upon arrival.
  • Those wishing to travel to the Galapagos will be required to present a negative PCR test from no more than 96 hours before arrival.
  • All arrival will be required to fill a health declaration.

Is public transportation open in Ecuador?

Public transportation in Ecuador is operating in reduced capacity.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Ecuador?

  • Restaurants in Ecuador are open in limited capacity and under social distancing measurements.
  • Bars are closed.

Are businesses and attractions open in Ecuador?

  • Most nonessential businesses and attractions in most of Ecuador are open, under capacity limitations and social distancing requirements.
  • Gyms remain closed, and public shows remain suspended.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Ecuador?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.


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