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, middle Eastern, 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 December 1, 2021) – All visitors aged 16 and older are required to present a printed copy of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID19 within 72 hours before boarding the flight AND 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 2 to 15 must present a negative RT-PCR test issued within 72 hours prior to boarding the flight.

All visitors must complete a  Traveler Health Declaration prior to arrival in Ecuador and present a printed copy to customs.  Alternatively, a digital form can be completed at the following link: https://declaracionsalud-viajero.msp.gob.ec/  Upon arrival, you will be screened for symptoms and complete an immigration form.  Arriving travelers who present symptoms may be subject to a random rapid Antigen test.

 

Entry requirements for the Galapagos (effective December 1, 2021) – All visitors aged 16 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 AND 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 2 to 15 must present a negative RT-PCR test issued within 72 hours to boarding the flight.

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 in Ecuador to return home within 24 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.

Guests who require a PCR test to return to their country within 72 hours, can be tested at VIP Medical at the airport in Quito. Results are available within 24 hours or can schedule testing at their hotel.