It is almost time for your trip to Ecuador! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the country. The ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements and testing guidelines, so be sure to check this page frequently leading up to your trip as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Last Updated: Dec 9th, 2020

1. Provide Proof of a Negative COVID PCR Test

All travelers over 18 years of age arriving in Ecuador should provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken no more than ten (10) days before entering the country. If you do not present symptoms of COVID, you do not need to perform mandatory preventive quarantine and you may freely move within the continental territory of Ecuador.

2. Take a PCR Test Upon Arrival

The Government of Ecuador requires all travelers who do not provide the results of a PCR test to undertake, at your own expense, a PCR test upon arrival. You must then proceed immediately to quarantine in a hotel, hostel, motel or other temporary accommodation authorized for such purpose. If you receive a negative test result, you may terminate the quarantine.  If you receive a positive test result, you must continue the quarantine and necessary health care will be provided. 

Additional health screenings will be performed upon arrival at the airport in Ecuador. Any traveler who presents symptoms of COVID upon arrival in Ecuador is required to perform a RT-PCR test at their own expense and proceed to quarantine even if the traveler presents a negative PCR test at the airport of entry. 

Please note procedures may change at any time. We recommend reaching out to the Ecuadorian embassy or consulate nearest you before traveling for the most updated information. Click here for more information. 

Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).