This blog was last updated on January 18th, 2021
COVID-19 MEASURES FOR TRAVEL INTO ECUADOR
We wish to clarify that our maritime operations in Galapagos will continue to operate
We’d like to share with you the latest Ecuadorian government update regarding entry to the country.
The previous restrictions for certain countries and the curfews established now no longer apply. The rules for all travelers are as follows:
Several countries, including the United States and England, will introduce a requirement that returning travelers show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous days.
We are therefore pleased to offer our assistance in coordinating PCR COVID-19 tests and results for international guests who require these tests, either a) at the airport in Quito on their return from the Galapagos Islands or b) at Casa Gangotena, any urban Quito hotel, or hotels in Guayaquil. Test results take up to 24 hours to be delivered, so we suggest itineraries are adapted to allow time before return international flights — and that you keep up to date with the latest rules that apply for your guests in their country of origin.
The coordination and PCR testing costs in Quito and Guayaquil will be free of charge for those who enjoy a cruise aboard one of our expedition vessels or a package at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel. For other guests, our complimentary assistance only extends to coordinating the tests and results: test costs will need to be paid by guests directly to the government-approved laboratory.
As always, your Destination Expert will be pleased to answer any doubts you may have, keep you up to date with any developments and assist you every step of the way.
The rules regarding entry to the Galapagos Islands for visitors remain the same, for now. They are as follows:
We will be sure to let you know of any changes to the Galapagos regulations as soon as they happen. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your Destination Expert who’ll be happy to assist you.