Vaccinations

ECUADOR

Before your trip, consult a doctor about any new vaccinations or boosters that might be needed.

Additionally to the standard  shots for Yellow Fever and rabies are commonly recommended, as well as Hepatitis A and B. A Yellow Fever certificate is needed when entering from infected areas.

Malaria precautions should be taken in all mainland areas below 1500m, especially the pacific coast and the amazon basin.

For Covid-related news, updates and travel restrictions please see our segment on the front page.

 

COLOMBIA

Check this link for necessary vaccinations when traveling through the country.

 

PERU

Check this link for necessary vaccinations when traveling through the country. 

 

ECUADOR-specific entrance requirements

Entry to mainland Ecuador by air borders

  • Any person entering mainland Ecuador by air must necessarily submit the Traveler’s Health Declaration digitally when boarding the airline, it is available at the following link: https://bit.ly/FormularioSaludDelViajero/. In case the platform is not available, you can present the physical form.
  • Every passenger who enters the country, over 16 years of age, must present a mandatory vaccination card against COVID-19 with at least 14 days of validity after completing the scheme. Additionally, they need to show a negative result of the qualitative RT-PCR test made up to 72 hours prior to boarding to Ecuador.
    For children between 2 and 16 years old, they must present the negative result of the qualitative RTPCR test carried out up to 72 hours prior to boarding to Ecuador.
  • Entry to the national territory is prohibited to any person whose point of origin, stopover or transit is South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Eswatini, Mozambique, Egypt. Citizens and residents in Ecuador who were in one of these countries in the last 14 days, must have a negative result of a qualitative RT-PCR test made up to 72 hours prior to boarding to Ecuador. Upon entering the country, you must comply with a 14-day quarantine regardless of your vaccination status.
  • Ecuadorian passengers who were declared UNADMITTED in other countries and who return to Ecuador, should not present a qualitative RT-PCR test, however, the Ministry of Public Health will carry out a rapid antigen test upon arrival in the country.
  • Any passenger who during the flight or upon arrival in Ecuador presents symptoms related to COVID-19, (thermal rise, cough, general malaise, loss of smell, loss of taste, among others) regardless of the result of the qualitative test RT -PCR will be evaluated by the personnel of the Ministry of Public Health, prior to entering the migration area.
    If it is determined that it is a “suspicious case”, a rapid antigen test (nasopharyngeal swab) will be carried out, if positive, you must perform fourteen (14) days of isolation after the date of sample collection in your domicile or in any place of lodging to free election and cost of the traveller. For the follow-up, you must inform about the contacts, this information must be included in the Traveler’s Health Declaration. In the event that the rapid antigen test is negative, the passenger should not perform isolation but will report symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.

Entrance to insular Ecuador (province of Galapagos)

  • Every passenger who enters the country bound for the province of Galapagos, regardless of their migratory category, over 16 years of age, must present a mandatory vaccination card against COVID-19 with at least fourteen (14) days of validity later and a negative result of the qualitative RT-PCR test carried out up to 72 hours prior to shipment to insular Ecuador.
    For children between 2 and 16 years old, they must present the negative result of the qualitative RT-PCR test carried out up to 72 hours prior to boarding to Insular Ecuador.
  • Additionally, for the entry of national or foreign tourists, the traffic control card issued by the Government Council of the Special Regime of Galapagos will be requested, eliminating the safe-conduct managed by a tour operator or by an accommodation regulated by the Ministry of Tourism (excepting the safe-conduct for tour leader established in article 12 of the Tourist Guidance Regulations for the Special Regime of the Province of Galapagos).

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