Entry requirements

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Only 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.

Effective as of August 1, 2020, the requirements to enter both Ecuador and Galapagos are:

Ecuador – Visitors are required to obtain evidence of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 from a reputable facility taken within seven days or less prior to arrival. Upon arrival, you will be screened for symptoms and a temperature check and be asked to fill out a  Traveler Health Declaration with the location for your stay while in Ecuador.

Galapagos – Visitors age 12 and older traveling to Galapagos are required to take a RT-PCR test available at the airport upon arrival (additional cost is $120) and must self-isolate at your hotel until test results are available within 48 hours.  Visitors are required to show results of a negative test and have a Salvoconductos or safe passage form before they can board the flight to Galapagos.  The form is processed by Ecoventura for all our guests a week before arrival giving them pre-travel authorization.  You will also need to show proof of medical insurance with an ID card and complete a bio-safety control form.