This week, Ecuador announced that vaccinated and antigen-negative travelers will be able to effectively enter the country on March 22, 2021. Ecuador is joining a list of countries that have recently opened their borders, such as Iceland. You may freely travel to Ecuador's popular spots- the Galapagos as long as you can show a COVID-19 vaccine certificate/card or a negative antigen test. The antigen testing must be completed 72 hours before arrival. If you previously had COVID-19, you may also present proof that you had the illness.The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reports - Ecuador has had over 16,300 deaths and 307,400 COVID-19 cases."Let's not forget that the requirements are the vaccination card and the PCR or antigen test," said Juan Zapata, president of the national COE. He emphasized that valid vaccination cards will be per the vaccines that are authorized by health entities in Ecuador.
According to the National Agency for Health Regulation, Control and Surveillance (Arcsa), the vaccines approved in the country are those from Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac, Covax, and AstraZeneca. Ecuadorian authorities have released some guidelines for tourists, including:
Comply with social distancing, at least two meters (2 yards approx.)
Use of face masks/masks
Hygiene measures (constant hand washing and disinfection, covering the nose and mouth when yawning or sneezing with the inside of the elbow flexed)
Extreme precautions for people over 60 years and for vulnerable groups
Public events are prohibited, as well as crowds.
Visit: https://www.aeropuertoquito.aero/es/protocolo-covid-19.html. For details on arrival procedures and protocols.
If you would like to plan an Ecuadorian excursion, visit us at www.CoutureTrips.com.