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What are the latest requirements for travel to the Galapagos Islands?

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NEW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ECUADOR

This blog was last updated on July 15th, 2021

CHANGES FOR INBOUND TRAVEL TO ECUADOR

The Ecuadorian government has adjusted the rules for entering Ecuador. From midnight on July 15th, travelers entering Ecuador will need to show either:

  1. A vaccination certificate (with all the required doses), dated at least 14 days before the flight, or
  2. A certificate of a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of the flight for travelers over 2 years old. Antigen tests are no longer accepted.

Notes for Ecuador entry:

  • Health officials will also check travelers for symptoms related to COVID-19. Suspected cases will be required to have an on-the-spot test. If the result is positive, travelers will need to isolate themselves for 10 days in accommodation of their choice and at their expense. In the event that the test result is negative, the traveler may continue with their trip.
  • All travelers must complete a Health Declaration Form.
  • Travelers entering the country from Brazil or India have different requirements. Please contact your Destination Expert for more details.

The rules for entering the Galapagos Islands are:

  1. A vaccination certificate (with all the required doses), dated at least 14 days before the Galapagos flight, or
  2. A certificate of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the Galapagos flight for travelers over 2 years old. Antigen tests are no longer accepted.

Notes for Galapagos entry:

  • For entering the Galapagos, travelers can show the same certificate used to enter Ecuador or one from an authorized Ecuadorian laboratory (see this list).
  • A Galapagos Transit Control Card will need to be completed online (or at the airport) before the flight.
  • A travel insurance certificate is required.
  • The safe passage (salvoconducto) document is no longer a requisite (except for tour leaders).

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Destination Expert if you have any doubts or questions.

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