Open with restrictions

Ecuador Travel Restrictions

84.68% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 84.64% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Ecuador with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States 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.

Travelers are allowed to enter Ecuador by air. The land border with Peru remains closed. However, Ecuadorean nationals and foreign residents may be allowed to enter Ecuador, via the Huaquillas southern border checkpoint. The land border with Colombia opened in December 2021 to all travelers, but only through the Rumichaca international checkpoint, from 8 am to 5 pm. Most ports remain closed for travel or tourism activities.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States 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 the United States 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.
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.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Ecuador must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Ecuador are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.
Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions