What do you need to travel to ecuador

Ecuador is ready with security protocols to receive passengers and reactivate tourism.

The Ecuadorian Government with the Emergency Operations Committee presents a new protocol for entering Ecuador from January 2021, which we hereby inform you of:

  1. All persons entering Ecuador must comply with the biosecurity measures established by the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), such as
    • Mandatory use of a face mask.
    • All passengers arriving at airports in Ecuador will pass through a thermal sensor that will allow the identification of temperatures higher than 37.5°C.
    • Frequent hand washing with soap and water or alcohol gel of at least 70%.
    • Maintain a physical distance of 2 meters.
    • Continuous cleaning of surfaces.
    •  Avoid participating in meetings of more than 10 people in closed places. If necessary, the meeting should be with less than 10 people and ensuring the ventilation of the place.


ecuador ready to reactivate tourism

2. Any person entering Ecuador through any point of entry (air, land and sea) must present a negative RT-PCR test result issued up to ten (10) days prior to arrival in Ecuador.

3. Despite the above, upon entry into the country, a rapid antigen test will be carried out at random, which will be taken at air, sea and land entry points. The Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Health will be in charge of carrying out these tests. In the case that the rapid antigen test is positive, the passenger becomes a patient and must perform mandatory isolation for ten (10) days in the hotels or hostels assigned by the Ministry of Public Health for this purpose and comply with the instructions indicated by the health authority. In case the rapid antigen test is negative, the person doesn`t have to perform mandatory isolation.

4. There will not be considered an exceptional case for passengers entering the country. Therefore, the airlines flying to Ecuador must verify at the point of origin that the passenger has a negative RT-PCR test prior to boarding. The airline that does not comply with this requirement will be sanctioned according to the corresponding legislation.

5. Passengers under the age of fourteen are exempt from a rapid antigen test at the point of entry, but must have a negative RT-PCR test result issued up to ten (10) days before arrival in Ecuador

6. In the case that a passenger upon arrival in Ecuador presents symptoms related to COVID-19 (heat stroke, cough, malaise, loss of smell, loss of taste, and any other related to COVID-19), regardless of the result of the RT-PCR test, he or she will be evaluated by MSP health personnel at the corresponding point of entry and a rapid antigen test will be performed on a mandatory basis.

7. Passengers must fill out and sign, prior to disembarkation, the Passenger Health Affidavit, which must be given to the passenger by the airline, and which will be presented to the health personnel of the MSP in the room established for this purpose at the point of entry.



Trip to the Galápagos Islands

The requirements to travel to the Galapagos Islands are:

*Travel insurance with medical coverage.                                                                                                                                      

*A negative PCR test certificate taken within 96 hours prior to your trip to the islands.
*A travel document issued by your tour operator or hotel at least 24 hours prior to your trip.
*Galapagos Transit Control Card completed online at least 24 hours prior to your flight as a pre-registration.
*Digital boarding card of the airline on which you will travel to the islands.

When traveling to Galapagos all passengers will go through temperature controls, disinfection systems, wash their hands with disinfectant and wear masks at all times.

Baggage will be disinfected before and after inspection by personnel from the Galapagos Biosecurity and Quarantine Control A


SOLEQ.travel complies with all biosecurity protocols to provide the greatest possible security to our passengers, so we are ready to receive them.