The Ministry of Tourism says that as of October 23rd, all travelers must present a mandatory Health Declaration, before boarding the airline.
Through a statement, the Ministry of Tourism reported the latest requirement for travelers entering mainland Ecuador by international air.
“Every person must present the Traveler’s Health Declaration in a digital way when boarding the airline,” said the Ministry.
This form is available online and is a 30-question survey.
If the Health Declaration is not available on the website, it is also possible to present it in physical format.
Although the Ministry clarifies that passengers who fill out the form digitally “do not need to present it at the entry point of the Ministry of Health,” at the airport.
On the other hand, the regulations for entering the country also include these requirements:
- All passengers over 2 years of age must present a vaccination card against Covid-19 with at least 14 days of validity.
- If the card is not presented, travelers can submit an RT-PCR test carried out up to 72 hours before the flight. [Passengers from India must submit a PCR test and perform isolation for 10 days.]
These requirements are in addition to the following updated rules for entering Galapagos, which were announced on October 21st:
- Beginning October 23, 2021, any international traveler wishing to transit Quito or Guayaquil International Airport en route to the Galapagos Islands should first arrive in country with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the last three days or a COVID-19 vaccination card showing the traveler received a complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before entering Ecuador (as per instructions above). To enter the Galapagos Islands, the traveler must present:
- All travelers age 2 and older must present a complete vaccination card, with at least 14 days of validity or a negative RT-PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to boarding the aircraft to the Galapagos, counting from the time the sample was taken; and
- All travelers to the Galapagos Islands also need a “transit control card” issued by the Government of Galapagos. Contact your tour operator for more information on this requirement.