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Ecuador travel restrictions

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Open for travel from Ecuador
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are advised to hold a negative Covid-19 PCR test result from a certified health centre or laboratory taken within 7 days prior to travelling to Ecuador. Passengers not holding a PCR test result will be tested on arrival.
  • Passengers must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Ecuador.
Flight Restrictions

published 08.07.2020
1. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 7 days before departure. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days at their own expense if they do not have this medical certificate.
2. Passengers are subject to medical screening and self-quarantine for 14 days.
3. A completed “Declaracion de salud del viajero” and “Formulario migratorio especial” must be presented upon arrival.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.
All passengers will be subject to mandatory self-isolation (Aislamiento Preventivo Obligatorio – APO) for 14 days. This will be at the individual’s own expense, in hotels or private accommodation. People qualified as “priority attention groups” such as people over 65 years old, children and pregnant women, will be allowed to self-isolate at their homes. If you need to find emergency accommodation to go through the mandatory self-isolation protocol, you can access options on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility website.[https://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/2020/04/28/hospedaje-para-aislamiento/]/

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
Travellers must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 7 days prior to departure. In countries where the PCR tests are not available, passengers must agree to take a COVID-19 test at the airport in Ecuador on arrival.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda and for travellers having transited
for more than 12 hours through an airport of the same countries.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over going to the following provinces east of the Andes
below 2300 m: Morona-Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Sucumbios and Zamora-Chinchipe, and the
province west of the cordillera, Esmeraldas.

Generally not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to the following provinces west of the
Andes including below 2300 m: Guayas, Los Rios, Santa Helena and Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, and
designated areas of Azuay, Bolivar, Canar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, El Oro, Imbabura, Loja, Pichincha
and Tungurahua.

Not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to all areas above 2300 m, the cities of
Guayaquil and Quito, and the Galápagos Islands.

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due to P. vivax (67%) and P. falciparum (33%) exists throughout the year below 1500 m, with
moderate risk in coastal provinces. Risk is low in Quito and in provinces that are part of the Inter-Andean or
Sierra region. Risk of P. vivax malaria is present in some provinces of the country, predominantly in the
Amazon region, especially the provinces of Morona Santiago, Pastaza, Orellana and Sucumbíos. Risk of P.
falciparum malaria is present in some provinces of the country with predominance on the coast, especially the
province of Esmeraldas as well as in the Amazon region, especially the provinces of Pastaza and Morano
Santiago.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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  • Ecuador President extends state of emergency by 60 days because of COVID-19, until 15 August. (TeleSur, 16.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are operating to and from Ecuador. As of 1 June, international commercial flights resumed limited operations. The restriction on international arrivals has also been lifted. All land borders with Colombia and Peru remain closed until further notice. Upon arrival, passengers will be required to sign a declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details. They must also present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 7 days prior to departure. In countries where the PCR tests are not available, passengers must agree to take a COVID-19 test at the airport in Ecuador on arrival. The Ministry of Health has published more information on coronavirus protocols [https://coronavirusecuador.com/]. that also allows direct messaging with the Ministry. If you need to find emergency accommodation to go through the mandatory self-isolation protocol, you can access options on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility website.[https://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/2020/04/28/hospedaje-para-aislamiento/]. The Government will monitor the situation in other countries with high risk of contagion to prevent incoming flights.
    ***Galapagos Islands: From 1 July, tourist activities will be allowed in the Galapagos. Foreigners wishing to enter the islands must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken 96 hours prior to the date of departure to Ecuador. Tourists must also present a safe passage document issued by the Ministry of Tourism to be exempt from doing 14 days of self-isolation on the islands. The tour operators or hotels are responsible for arranging this safe passage document on behalf of tourists, given that visitors are required to have previous contracted travel arrangements. queries regarding travel back to mainland Ecuador, you can contact the Galapagos authorities via email at galapagosresponder@gmail.com.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Government introduced a new phase of “social distancing” to loosen up restrictions progressively according to the situation in each canton. The system has three levels: red, amber and green. President Moreno renewed the state of emergency for a further 60 days. It will now remain in force until 15 August. This includes general nationwide measures such as: self-isolation and extra precaution advised for people over 60 years old, and people whose medical conditions make them vulnerable to COVID-19 mandatory; use of face masks in public spaces. Fines will be given to those who do not comply. Each city will define the cost of the fine strong recommendation for all individuals to comply with social distancing measures and practice frequent hand washing; pubs, nightclubs and children playgrounds remain closed; schools at all levels and universities remain closed nationwide. Classes will be delivered online
    all public gatherings are prohibited; physical activities in closed spaces will be limited to those Green-rated cantons. Outdoor activities are allowed if they comply with local social distancing measures approved by each canton; from 5 August, some beaches will reopen and will be monitored through the “Distancia2” app; tourist transport operators (vehicles and boats) will be allowed to provide their services in Amber and Green level cities. Other transport services (door to door) remain forbidden; inter-provincial travel by private car is permitted between Amber and Green level cities; inter-provincial travel is allowed between Amber and Green level cities and where local governments have agreed to open bus terminals; passengers travelling on domestic flights between Quito and Guayaquil must present a negative COVID-19 test. The authorities will accept antibody tests (“quick tests”) and Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (PCR) taken at laboratories approved by the Ministry of Health. PCR tests will be valid if taken up to 72 hours prior to departure and quick tests within 24 hours. Tests can be taken at airports. This measure will run until 21 August. From then on, random tests will be carried out; passengers who have completed mandatory self-isolation (APO) at authorised hotels/temporary accommodation, are no longer required to have a COVID-19 test for domestic flights, just to present their APO certificate issued by the Ministry of Health; inter-provincial package deliveries are allowed; all businesses and industries must prepare a health prevention protocol to address COVID-19; there are labs authorised to undertake COVID-19 tests. The Government has emphasised that measures will be enforced robustly and infringements will be sanctioned. You should ensure you comply, including with self-isolation measures. Check specific details on self-isolation [https://coronavirusecuador.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DOCUMENTO_CUARENTENA__.pdf].

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    31.07.2020
  • Ecuador President extends state of emergency by 60 days because of COVID-19, until 15 August. (TeleSur, 16.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    All land borders with Colombia and Peru remain closed until further notice. As of 1 June, international commercial flights resumed limited operations. The restriction on international arrivals has also been lifted. Upon arrival, passengers will be required to sign a declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details. They must also present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 7 days prior to departure. In countries where the PCR tests are not available, passengers must agree to take a COVID-19 test at the airport in Ecuador on arrival. All passengers will be subject to mandatory self-isolation (Aislamiento Preventivo Obligatorio – APO) for 14 days. This will be at the individual’s own expense, in hotels or private accommodation. People qualified as “priority attention groups” such as people over 65 years old, children and pregnant women, will be allowed to self-isolate at their homes. The Ministry of Health has published more information on coronavirus protocols that also allows direct messaging with the Ministry (Spanish only) [https://coronavirusecuador.com/]. If you need to find emergency accommodation to go through the mandatory self-isolation protocol, you can access options on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility website [https://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/2020/04/28/hospedaje-para-aislamiento/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 15 June President Moreno renewed the state of emergency for a further 60 days. It will now remain in force until 15 August. This includes general nationwide measures such as: Self-isolation advised for people over 60 years old, and people whose medical conditions make them vulnerable to COVID-19.
    Mandatory use of face masks in public spaces. Fines will be given to those who do not comply. Each city will define the cost of the fine. Pubs, nightclubs and playgrounds remain closed. Physical activities in closed spaces will be limited to those cantons at Green. Outdoor activities are allowed if they comply with local social distancing measures approved by each canton. From 22 July, some beaches will reopen and will be monitored through the “Distancia2” app.
    Tourist transport operators (vehicles and boats) will be allowed to provide their services in Amber and Green level cities. Other transport services (door to door) remain forbidden. Inter-provincial travel by private car is permitted between Amber and Green level cities. Inter-provincial travel by is allowed between cities that are under Amber and Green levels and where local governments have agreed to open bus terminals. Passengers travelling on domestic flights between Quito and Guayaquil must present a negative COVID-19 test. The authorities will accept antibody tests (“quick tests”) and Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (PCR) taken at laboratories approved by the Ministry of Health. PCR tests will be valid if taken up to 72 hours prior to departure and quick tests within 25 hours. Tests can be taken at airports. This measure will run until 6 July. From then on, random tests will be carried out. All public gatherings are prohibited. Inter-provincial package delivery is allowed. All businesses and industries must prepare a health prevention protocol to address COVID-19. The Government has emphasised that measures will be enforced robustly and infringements will be sanctioned. You should ensure you comply, including with self-isolation measures. Check specific details on self-isolation (Spanish only) [https://coronavirusecuador.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DOCUMENTO_CUARENTENA__.pdf].

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    09.07.2020
  • Ecuador President extends state of emergency by 60 days because of COVID-19, until 15 August. (TeleSur, 16.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    As of 1 June, international commercial flights resumed limited operations. Land borders were closed following decisions from the Peruvian and Colombian authorities, and will remain closed until further notice.The Government will monitor the situation in other countries with high risk of contagion to prevent incoming flights. The restriction on international arrivals has also been lifted. Upon arrival, passengers will be required to sign a declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details. They must also present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID19, taken up to 7 days prior to departure. In countries where the PCR tests are not available, passengers must agree to take a COVID19 test at the airport in Ecuador before they travel. All passengers will be subject to mandatory self-isolation (Aislamiento Preventivo Obligatorio – APO) for 14 days. This will be at the individual’s own expense, in hotels or private accommodation. People qualified as “priority attention groups” such as people over 65 years old, children and pregnant women, will be allowed to self-isolate at their homes. The Ministry of Health has published more information on coronavirus protocols that also allows direct messaging with the Ministry (Spanish only) [https://coronavirusecuador.com/]. If you need to find emergency accommodation to go through the mandatory self-isolation protocol, you can access options on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility website [https://www.cancilleria.gob.ec/2020/04/28/hospedaje-para-aislamiento/].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    On 15 June President Moreno renewed the state of emergency for a further 60 days. It will now remain in force until 15 August. This includes general nationwide measures such as: Self-isolation advised for people over 60 years old, and people whose medical conditions make them vulnerable to COVID-19.
    Mandatory use of face masks in public spaces. Fines will be given to those who do not comply. Each city will define the cost of the fine. Pubs, nightclubs and playgrounds remain closed. Physical activities in closed spaces will be limited to those cantons at Green. Outdoor activities are allowed if they comply with local social distancing measures approved by each canton. From 22 July, some beaches will reopen and will be monitored through the “Distancia2” app.
    Tourist transport operators (vehicles and boats) will be allowed to provide their services in Amber and Green level cities. Other transport services (door to door) remain forbidden. Inter-provincial travel by private car is permitted between Amber and Green level cities. Inter-provincial travel by is allowed between cities that are under Amber and Green levels and where local governments have agreed to open bus terminals. Passengers travelling on domestic flights between Quito and Guayaquil must present a negative COVID-19 test. The authorities will accept antibody tests (“quick tests”) and Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (PCR) taken at laboratories approved by the Ministry of Health. PCR tests will be valid if taken up to 72 hours prior to departure and quick tests within 25 hours. Tests can be taken at airports. This measure will run until 6 July. From then on, random tests will be carried out. All public gatherings are prohibited. Inter-provincial package delivery is allowed. All businesses and industries must prepare a health prevention protocol to address COVID-19. The Government has emphasised that measures will be enforced robustly and infringements will be sanctioned. You should ensure you comply, including with self-isolation measures. Check specific details on self-isolation (Spanish only) [https://coronavirusecuador.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DOCUMENTO_CUARENTENA__.pdf].

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    06.07.2020
  • Ecuador President extends state of emergency by 60 days because of COVID-19, until 15 August. (TeleSur, 16.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    As of 1 June, international commercial flights resumed limited operations.The restriction on international arrivals has also been lifted. Upon arrival, passengers will be required to sign a declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details. Although the Government will monitor the situation in other countries with high risk of contagion to prevent incoming flights.
    Passengers arriving must also present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID19, taken up to 7 days prior to departure. In countries where the PCR tests are not available, passengers must agree to take a COVID19 test at the airport in Ecuador before they travel.
    All passengers will be subject to mandatory self-isolation (Aislamiento Preventivo Obligatorio – APO) for 14 days. This will be at the individual’s own expense, in hotels or private accommodation. People qualified as “priority attention groups” such as people over 65 years old, children and pregnant women, will be allowed to self-isolate at their homes. The Ministry of Health has published more information on coronavirus protocols that also allows direct messaging with the Ministry (Spanish only) [https://coronavirusecuador.com/].
    Land borders were closed following decisions from the Peruvian and Colombian authorities, and will remain closed until further notice.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    President Moreno announced a 60-day extension to the state of emergency, which will now last until 15 August. General nationwide restrictions remain: Mandatory self-isolation for people over 60 years old, and people whose medical conditions make them vulnerable to COVID-19; Mandatory use of face masks in public spaces. Fines will be given to those who do not comply. Each city will define the cost of the fine; Inter-provincial travel by bus has been approved between cities that are under amber and green level. For Quito inter-provincial travel will resume on 1 July; From 19 June, people travelling on domestic flights must present a negative COVID-19 test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to departing. Authorities will accept antibody tests (“quick tests”) and Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (PCR) taken at laboratories approved by the Ministry of Health
    All public gatherings are prohibited, including gatherings at home,sporting events, museums and entertainment centres. Schools will be closed nationwide, but classes will be delivered online. Inter-province package delivery is allowed. All businesses and industries must prepare a health prevention protocol to address COVID-19. The Government has emphasised that measures will be enforced robustly and infringements will be sanctioned. You should ensure you comply, including with self-isolation measures. Check specific details on self-isolation (Spanish only) [https://coronavirusecuador.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DOCUMENTO_CUARENTENA__.pdf].
    As of 4 May, the Government introduced a new phase of “social distancing” to loosen up restrictions progressively according to the situation in each location. The system has three levels: red, amber and green. The Government announced changes to the measured under each level starting 1 June.
    Each municipal government is responsible for determining whether they move from one stage to the next. You can find an interactive map showing the colour of each city through this online tool. [https://srvportal.gestionderiesgos.gob.ec/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5ecd2baea7024774b72765fb764d3690].

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    27.06.2020
  • Ecuador President extends state of emergency by 60 days because of COVID-19, until 15 August. (TeleSur, 16.06.2020)

    1. Passengers without a PCR test result for Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be tested upon arrival.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    3. A completed “Declaracion de salud del viajero” and “Formulario migratorio especial” must be presented upon arrival.

    *****

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use facemasks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate;
    prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    As of 4 May, the Government introduced a new phase of “social distancing” to loosen up restrictions progressively according to the situation in each location. The system has three levels: red, amber and green. The Government announced changes to the measured under each level starting 1 June.
    Each municipal government is responsible for determining whether they move from one stage to the next. You can find an interactive map showing the colour of each city through this online tool (please cope and paste link into your browser):https://srvportal.gestionderiesgos.gob.ec/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5ecd2baea7024774b72765fb764d3690. Municipalities can implement additional measures to those stated below.
    Several municipalities have now moved to the “amber” level. Guayaquil began this phase on 20 May, and Quito on 3 June.

    Red:
    Municipalities in “red” will apply the following measures:
    Curfew restricting all movement from 6pm to 5am
    Transactions to buy food and other products are authorised to be carried online, through telephone and by home delivery, from 7am to 10pm
    Medical attentions are authorised with an appointment.
    Taxis are authorised to operate from 5am to 10pm
    Remote working is still in force, except for essential sectors
    Private cars can only circulate twice a week. Circulation of private vehicles applies as follows:
    Monday: licence plates ending in 1, 2, 3 and 7.
    Tuesday: licence plates ending in 3, 4, 5 and 8.
    Wednesday: licence plates ending in 4, 5, 6 and 9.
    Thursday: licence plates ending in 6, 7, 8 and 0.
    Friday: licence plates ending in 2, 9, and 0.
    No private car is allowed to circulate on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Amber:
    Municipalities in “amber” will apply the following measures:
    Curfew restricting all movement applies from 9pm to 5am
    Public and private institutions, that are not deemed essential sectors, will be allowed to operate to 50% of their total capacity and can implement shifts to avoid crowding. Remote working will remain the default.
    All businesses and institutions must have a COVID19 prevention protocol in place to prevent spread in clients and staff
    Shops are allowed to operate to 30% of their total capacity
    Doctors (in all fields) are allowed to receive patients with an appointment
    Urban and close range transport is authorised, with buses operating up to 30% of their total capacity
    Private cars will be able to circulate as follows:
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: licence plates ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7 and 9).
    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: licence plates ending in even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8 and 0).
    No vehicle can circulate on Sundays
    In Quito, people must carry ID with them at all times.

    Green:
    Municipalities in “green” will apply the following measures:
    Curfew restricting all movement applies from 12am to 5am
    Public and private institutions, that are not deemed essential sectors, will be able to operate to 60% of total capacity and can implement shifts to avoid crowding. Remote working will remain the default
    Doctors from all fields are able to take in customers with appointments
    Shops will be able to operate to 50% of their total capacity
    Public transport in urban centres, between parishes and between cantons will be allowed, with buses operating up to 50% of t. heir total capacity
    Private cars will be able to circulate as follows:
    Licence plates ending in 2, 8 and 0 will not be able to circulate on Mondays.
    Licence plates ending in 5, 7 and 9 will not be able to circulate on Tuesdays.
    Licence plates ending in 4 and 0 will not be able to circulate on Wednesdays.
    Licence plates ending in 1, 3 and 9 will not be able to circulate on Thursdays.
    Licence plates ending in 2, 6 and 8 will not be able to circulate on Fridays.
    Licence plates ending in 1, 3 and 5 will not be able to circulate on Saturdays.
    Licence plates ending in 2, 4, and 7 will not be able to circulate on Sundays.

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    17.06.2020
  • Ecuador 1. Passengers without a PCR test result for Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be tested upon arrival.
    2. Passengers are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    3. A completed “Declaracion de salud del viajero” and “Formulario migratorio especial” must be presented upon arrival.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use facemasks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate;
    prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May

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    15.06.2020
  • Ecuador 1. Guayaquil (GYE) is closed.
    2. Passengers without a PCR test result for Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be tested upon arrival.
    3. Passengers must self-quarantine for 14 days.
    4. A completed Health Form and a completed Immigration form must be presented upon arrival.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use facemasks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate;
    prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May

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    12.06.2020
  • Ecuador Passenger flights resumed starting from June.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use facemasks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate;
    prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May

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    10.06.2020
  • Ecuador Passenger flights will be resumed starting from June. The resumption will be gradual depending on the demand and airlines’ readiness to do that. (UP, 23.05.2020)

    1. Guayaquil (GYE) is closed.
    2. Passengers without a PCR test result for Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be tested upon arrival.
    3. Passengers must self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited. Several flights are available to the US between 15-25 May, information available on the US Embassy in Ecuador website.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights and interstate travel are suspended until 31 May. All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use facemasks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate;
    prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May

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    02.06.2020
  • Ecuador Passenger flights will be resumed starting from June. The resumption will be gradual depending on the demand and airlines’ readiness to do that. (UP, 23.05.2020)

    Flights to Ecuador are suspended.
    Effective 1 June 2020:
    1. Flights to Ecuador will be resuming.
    2. Passengers and air crew must have a negative PCR test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) issued within 72h before arrival.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited. Several flights are available to the US between 15-25 May, information available on the US Embassy in Ecuador website.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights and interstate travel are suspended until 31 May. All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use facemasks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate;
    prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May

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    01.06.2020
  • Ecuador Passenger flights will be resumed starting from June. The resumption will be gradual depending on the demand and airlines’ readiness to do that. (UP, 23.05.2020) Flights to Ecuador are suspended. Effective 1 June 2020: 1. Flights to Ecuador will be resuming. 2. Passengers and air crew must have a negative PCR test for Coronavirus (COVID-19) issued within 72h before arrival.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited. Several flights are available to the US between 15-25 May, information available on the US Embassy in Ecuador website.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights and interstate travel are suspended until 31 May. All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use facemasks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate; prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May

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    27.05.2020
  • Ecuador Passenger flights will be resumed starting from June. The resumption will be gradual depending on the demand and airlines’ readiness to do that. (UP, 23.05.2020)

    Inbound restrictions:

    Entry restrictions are in place until at least 31 May. Air, land and sea borders are closed. Entry is prohibited to all travellers, including Ecuadorian nationals and residents. The Minister of Transport announced airport operations to resume on 1 June with restrictions in place.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited. Several flights are available to the US between 15-25 May, information available on the US Embassy in Ecuador website.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights and interstate travel are suspended until 31 May. All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use face masks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate; prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May.

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    23.05.2020
  • Ecuador President Moreno extends state of emergency by 30 days (KXAN36, 06.05.2020)

    Inbound restrictions:

    Entry restrictions are in place until at least 31 May. Air, land and sea borders are closed. Entry is prohibited to all travellers, including Ecuadorian nationals and residents. The Minister of Transport announced airport operations to resume on 1 June with restrictions in place.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited. Several flights are available to the US between 15-25 May, information available on the US Embassy in Ecuador website.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights and interstate travel are suspended until 31 May. All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use face masks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate; prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May.

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    18.05.2020
  • Ecuador President Moreno extends state of emergency by 30 days (KXAN36, 06.05.2020) Flights to Ecuador are suspended.

    Inbound restrictions:

    Entry restrictions are in place until at least 31 May. Air, land and sea borders are closed. Entry is prohibited to all travellers, including Ecuadorian nationals and residents.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights and interstate travel are suspended until 31 May. All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use face masks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate; prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May.

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    12.05.2020
  • Ecuador President Moreno extends state of emergency by 30 days (KXAN36, 06.05.2020)

    Flights to Ecuador are suspended.

    Inbound restrictions:

    Entry restrictions are in place until at least 31 May. Air, land and sea borders are closed. Entry is prohibited to all travellers, including Ecuadorian nationals and residents.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country, but flight availability is limited.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights and interstate travel are suspended until 31 May. All individuals are required to wear masks in public. From 4 May, provincial authorities will determine the alert level applicable for their region based on a three-tiered system announced by the government: red, yellow and green. Each level entails varying degrees of restrictions and curfews. As of 4 May, all areas of the country are under the ‘red’ level alert. This entails a daily quarantine from 14.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses may resume limited operations; these must remain closed to in-person customers and may only fulfill online and telephone orders by delivery. Taxis may now operate until 22.00. All persons are required to use face masks when in public until further notice. Persons over 60 years old or with underlying medical conditions are required to self-isolate until 31 May. Private car traffic is permitted on certain days according to license plate; prohibited during weekends. Public gatherings and events are suspended until the end of May.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ecuador]
    [https://ec.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-ecu-2/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
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