Entry Requirements & Testing Procedures

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A valid passport is required to enter Ecuador. However, passports must be valid for six months and a day after you plan to leave Ecuador. No Visas are required for U.S., Canadian and most European citizens. Visas are required for some Asian, Central American and Eastern European countries. It is the passenger’s responsibility to check with local immigration offices or the Ecuadorian consulate prior to sailing to determine if a visa is necessary.

Entry requirements for Ecuador (effective July 15, 2021) – All visitors are required to present either a printed copy of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID19 within 72 hours before boarding the flight or an original vaccination certification card (no copies) that proves completion of the COVID19 vaccine doses at least 14 days prior to arrival to be granted entry. Children aged two and under are exempt.

Effective August 30, 2021, all arrivals must complete a  Traveler Health Declaration.  The form must be completed and printed prior to arrival in Ecuador and presented to customs. Upon arrival, you will be screened for symptoms, complete an immigration form, and hand over the Declaration form.  Arriving travelers who present symptoms may be subject to a random rapid Antigen test.

Entry requirements for the Galapagos (effective September 11, 2021) – All visitors age two and older are required to present a printed copy of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID19 taken within 72 hours before boarding the flight, whether you are vaccinated or not.  Only children aged two and under are exempt.

At check-in for AV flight 1636, a representative from Ecuador will assist you with your boarding pass,  park entrance fee, and transit control card receipts if pre-paid.  You may be asked to present a return flight ticket and a medical insurance ID card.  During the flight, you will be asked to complete a bio-safety control form.  Our crew will be waiting for you when you land to provide a safe and quick transfer to your yacht.  Once onboard, you will be asked to fill out a one-page questionnaire concerning your health and medical conditions.  The Captain will screen all guests with a temperature check and oxygen saturation level during the cruise.

Travelers who require a negative Antigen test result in Ecuador within 72 hours can be tested at the airports in Quito and Guayaquil.  In QUITO:  Medical VIP is open 24/7 and is located in the business center.

In GUAYAQUIL, the VERIS lab is open on Sundays starting at 3:30 PM only through a special arrangement with Ecoventura for their guests.  Upon arrival to GYE on AV1637, our representative will meet and escort our guests to the lab’s location inside the business center. The cost is $40 and results are available within 30-45 minutes.