Open with restrictions

Ecuador Travel Restrictions

84.68% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 84.67% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from India can enter Ecuador with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from India can enter Ecuador without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Ecuador for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Ecuador entry details and exceptions

Travelers aged 3 years old and above are allowed to enter Ecuador with a valid proof of vaccination or a proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to travel. Travelers are also required to present a travel health declaration.

Procedures may change at any time. For the latest entry guidelines to Ecuador, including exceptions, contact the closest Ecuadorian Embassy or Consulate.


Outgoing travel to EcuadorTravelling from India to Ecuador

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from India must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to Ecuador.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
The testing requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 3, Ecuadorians who were refused entry in other countries and need to return to Ecuador, who instead will receive a test on arrival, and fully vaccinated travelers.
Unvaccinated travelers going to the Galapagos Islands must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before boarding their flight to the Galapagos Islands. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 3 and fully vaccinated travelers.
Travelers may be selected by the authorities to take a COVID-19 test on arrival if they are suspected to have symptoms or contact with a COVID-19 case during travel.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from India are not required to quarantine after entering Ecuador.

Details and exceptions
Asymptomatic travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Ecuador. Symptomatic travelers who are selected to test on arrival and receive a positive test result must quarantine for 10 days.
Documents
Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form online before departure to Ecuador. Travelers who are unable to complete the form online must submit a physical form to the Ministry of Health officials on arrival in Ecuador.
Traffic Control Card for the Galapagos Islands
Travelers must complete a traffic control card issued by the Galapagos Government Council. Travelers can receive this card from the Galapagos Government Council counter located in Quito or Guayaquil airports.

Return travelReturning to India from Ecuador

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travelers returning from Ecuador must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departure to India.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers should upload their negative RT-PCR test report in the Air Suvidha Portal prior to boarding their flight.
Travelers will undergo a medical screening upon arrival and may be subject to a covid-19 molecular test at their own expense.
Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre and post-arrival testing.
Fully vaccinated travelers with WHO-recognized or Nationally-recognized vaccines are also exempted from testing requirements. Proof of vaccination should be uploaded in the Air Suvidha Portal.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Ecuador are not required to quarantine upon entering India.

Details and exceptions
Quarantine is no longer required. However, travelers are advised to self-monitor their health for 14 days from arrival and if they develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID19, they should immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Ecuador

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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