Ecuador delays insurance requirement for foreign visitors

The day before a new rule requiring foreigners visiting Ecuador to show proof of health insurance was set to go into effect, President Lenin Moreno signed an executive order delaying it for three months. According to the order, the government needed more time to “establish regulations, procedures and administrative requirements for the application of the transitory provision.” The rule is now scheduled to become effective May 1. A former employee of Ecuador’s interior ministry who helped write the rules for the insurance requirement said Thursday that there was a “complete and total” lack of planning for enforcing the insurance requirement.…

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