Although the focus of last week’s meeting between Ecuador and Colombia was on controlling illegal drug trafficking near the border and dealing with the flood of immigrants from Venezuela, it also delivered good news to travelers. One of the agreements signed Friday, February 16 guarantees free emergency medical care for residents of Ecuador and Colombia when they visit the other country. “The agreement provides peace of mind to citizens of our two nations that a health emergency while they are traveling will not cause financial distress,” Ecuador President Lenin Moreno said. “Residents of Ecuador with a valid cedula visiting Colombia…
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