Passports & Visas
A valid passport is required to enter Ecuador. However, passports must be valid for six months and one 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.
Covid Requirements & Health Forms
Effective February 11, 2022, all travelers aged 3 and older to Ecuador and the Galapagos should present certification of vaccination (a card or QR code with a certificate) against COVID-19, with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to arrival, OR a laboratory-certified negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to the flight departure. Children aged 2 and younger are exempt.
All visitors must complete a Traveler Health Declaration Form (one per family) and present to customs upon arrival to Ecuador. Alternatively, a digital form (one per person) can be completed at the following link, https://declaracionsalud-
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.
Antigen or PCR Testing to Return Home
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.