Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Pensacola to Ecuador
Flights to Ecuador have now resumed.
From December 22, all travelers arriving from the UK, Australia, South Africa and the EU are required to take an antigen test (rapid test) on arrival at the airport.
Travelers must present a completed Health Declaration Form and a completed Immigration form as well as a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 issued within 10 days before arrival. Travelers who are unable to provide a PCR test will be tested at the airport at their own expense.
Special 'travel corridors' exist for tourists visiting the Galapagos. Foreigners wishing to enter the islands must present a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, taken 96 hours prior to the date of departure to Ecuador. On arrival in Ecuador, tourists may be requested to take another PCR test, at their own expense. Tourists must also present a return flight and a safe passage document (‘salvoconducto’) 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 and accommodation arrangements. The Galapagos Transit Control Card, will need to be filled out online at least 24 hours before the flight. On arrival in Ecuador you will be required to fill in a Health Status Declaration, including a local address.
Arriving travelers may be subject to random rapid antigen testing conducted at the airport by the Ministry of Health, regardless of whether a negative COVID RT-PCR test is provided. If the rapid antigen test is positive, they must isolate for 10 days at one of the Ministry of Health's Centers for Temporary Attention in Quito or Guayaquil. As of January 11, it is no longer permissible to perform the isolation at a private residency or hotel.
Travelers from the UK, Australia, South Africa and the EU will have to carry out obligatory self-isolation for 5 days. Non-residents of Ecuador will have to self-isolate in hotels determined by the local authorities, at their own expense. Residents can isolate in their home.
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Normal passports issued by Ecuador which have expired on March 16, 2020 or later, are considered valid until February 28, 2021. Passengers must have a "Passport validity extension certificate" and travel with the expired passport.
There are currently 33,869 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in EC and 17,744 deaths as of Apr 21 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The same answers apply as did the flight from Richmond to Miami."
Cons: "Same answers apply as the flight from Richmond to Miami."
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "Better plane, better notice on delays, not only to weather"
Cons: "The legroom is not sufficient for taller people"
Pros: "The plane, Embrair 175 is very comfortable."
Pros: "The gate crew handled the delay as best they could."
Cons: "Seems that a crew timing out could be better anticipated."
Pros: "pleasant crew"
Cons: "They didn’t turn on the AC. Terrible service"
Pros: "NO NO"
Pros: "Clean airplane."
Cons: "Flight staff, food on board"
Pros: "Flight was smooth. The flight attendances were pretty efficient."
Cons: "That the gate agent didn't put my request to board early seriously. I asked to have early boarding because of an injury and she didn't call me up early to board. I had to do it on my own."
Pros: "Speedy check in and security check in. Seats in plane comfortable. Staff wonderful"
Cons: "the tremendous pressure from the staff, at the American Airlines. Never before experience such a low and virtually feel like an inmate, Just because the person in doing so, was profiling and that is NO GOOD , also the airport is filthy and dirty , Nobody Cares...I will not come again as a tourist to that country.. American Airlines should train the staff to be more courteous and not to ask that many questions ..it feels like you where in Siberia.."
Cons: "Our departure flight was cancelled several times and we were not given an explanation. Poor communication and customer service."
Cons: "There was only a shared screen. And the AA Entertainment app didn't work"
Pros: "Seats were roomy, great entertainment choices"
Cons: "eh. not enough space, like most airlines these days. Flight wasn't long enough to hate it though."
Pros: "Boarding was a breeze"
Cons: "I got tranafered to 4 different gates aand my flight was delayed for 3 hrs with no explaination and the staff didn't try to help"
Cons: "Diverted and delayed. Got home 8 hours later then I should have."
Pros: "Boarding was simple and efficient Seat was better than usual"
Cons: "Dinner was okay, the mid-flight snack was awful and made my wife sick, breakfast was better. Entertainment console crashed four times, first crew member didn’t seem to care (aloof for most of the flight), other attendants seemed marginally more interested. No one checked back to see if the problem was resolved. Flight attendants seem to be in “check the box” mode doing only what was necessary."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Uncomfortable outdated plane. Will choose another airliine next time."
Pros: "Their Miami weather recovery of service during stressful & tragic times."
Pros: "Food and a/c"
Cons: "Two hours delay."
Pros: "Returning flight had much more entertainment options. I didn't sleep at all during the flight, which was perfectly fine by me because I didn't want to. The crew did a nice job. Complimentary wine was nice."
Cons: "Hated having to pay extra in order to sit next to my wife on the plane for our honeymoon. It was not clear from the beginning about needing to reserve any kind of seat before most were taken."
Pros: "When I arrived at the airport to see the scheduled 9:30a departure was pushed back to 1pm, the gate crew did a good job of keeping us updated and they even provided lunch! The plane was undergoing maintenance but they found another plane and did not have to cancel the flight, and ultimately got us to our destination safely. Crew was very nice."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 hours so my half day of travel became a full day, half of which was mostly wasted at the airport. Would rather have been with my family than sitting at the airport."
Pros: "This leg from PHX to TUC, the AA staff did GREAT. They held the last flight for about 10 of us (the last one of the night). Were pleasant and professional."
Pros: "it was on time and the flight was without incident"
Cons: "the food was terrible, even by airplane standards no personal entertainment system"
Pros: "Appreciated the extra legroom and food and drink service, even on a short flight. Crew seemed very friendly."
Cons: "It was way too cold. We shouldn't all be bundling up in scarves and jackets. I've noticed that European airlines manage nut to freeze the passengers, so three must be a way to adjust the standard temperature on planes a but more."
Cons: "When the flight was on time, we learned it was overbooked. Agents stated that if people would not willingly accept their offer to fly at a later time random people would be denied boarding. This was a stressful element as there was no other flight that could make me arrive on time. Plus, threatening to deny boarding to paying customers for airline related overbooking does not seem like a fair or good business practice. Then there were mechanical issue with the plane. After waiting over an hour for repairs they realized they needed a new air craft. This further delayed the flight. Not only was the flight extremely delayed at this pint but throughout the waiting time we were given very little information and were constantly told they couldn't give us an approximate time of departure. This was extremely rude and makes the experience of dealing with a delay even worse. I would suggest giving us more information about what is happening. Saying we don't know when the flight will leave is just unacceptable. To make matters even worse after we were finally boarded we had to wait an additional 40 minutes sitting inside the plane while they boarded refreshments! I know there are delays in flights but this same thing happened to my flight on my way to Paris and it caused me to miss my international connection and had to be re-routed."
Pros: "Ecerything from the boarding to the seating assignment"
Cons: "Just have to be organize as they do the boarding process"
Pros: "Flight was on time, seats were comfortable."
Pros: "Flight oversold. Couldn't use online system to book flight, so went 3 hours early to check in. Told couldn't check in still, had to do it at the gate. Then flight delayed two hours. No communication."
Pros: "Plane was on schedule luggage taken as I boarded and help available as needed. This is very important for an 80 year old. Thanks for a great trip. Sue"
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "not bad, I upgraded to first for the leg room, I'm 6'6", so it kinda worked out."
Cons: "Very old plane."
Pros: "The airplane had screens that tracked the flight progress, which was nice once we finally left."
Cons: "The delay leaving Boston caused me major ground transportation problems in Philadelphia. Also boarding agents did a lousy job getting people to check their carry on bags, knowing with a full flight they wouldn't have room. This further delayed take off."
Pros: "I was shocked to finally get a snack. Seems like years since that happened. And we arrived in Indy thirty minutes early!"
Pros: "Found a rate that was virtually the same on what I would have spent in gas to drive there. I will never drive to events in Vegas again, kayak and done from now on."
Cons: "The layout of the Vegas airport is not one of my favorites"
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Had to rent a car and drive to make meeting."
Cons: "The weather was bad in Dallas preventing our landing. Our plane had to be diverted to be refueled which caused us to miss our connecting flight. There was no one at the counter to help us, but one of the crew told us to call the 800 number which told us our connecting flight was in the air. When we finally found someone to help us, they rescheduled us for the next flight out 11 hours later. When we asked about accommodations, we were told there would be none since it was weather related. Then we were told we could "look for a cot", but she didn't know where any cots were."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Wished the airline would have checked my bag rather then leave it at the gateway Time was wasted if you had a connecting flight"
Cons: "Did not get to finish the movie I was watching on my first flight and movies were not offered on this flight."
Pros: "Love the movies!!!"
Cons: "Passengers are allowed to take too much on the plane, which makes boarding & getting off take WAY TO LONG. If American would follow Southwest and allow 1 free bag, this problem would end. E"
Pros: "Polite and professional"
Cons: "No personal screens on each seat-,makes international flight very long."
Cons: "Not allowed single single baggage,"
Pros: "My first plane from Ashevile to Charlotte was fine."
Cons: "This plane was a little "scarier" than the other but I believe that it was because it was such a small plane."
Pros: "Loved the people, very friendly and accommodating. I sat in first class and felt very comfortable."
Cons: "I think needing your own device for entertainment is awful then having to pay rental fees, even if you're in first class."
Pros: "The crew were friendly and very helpful! Boarding was quick and efficient, and everything stayed perfectly on time."
Cons: "The plane was VERY old with ceiling tv's that barely worked. The space per seat was much smaller then newer planes. I had to fold my legs up just to squeeze into the space and when the seat in front of me reclined I had the hair of the person in front of me touching my face. Time for an update, especially for international flights."
Airlines flying from Pensacola to Ecuador have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Pensacola to Ecuador
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Pensacola to Ecuador
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Pensacola to Ecuador
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Pensacola to Ecuador
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Pensacola to Ecuador