Galapagos Entry Requirements

Dear colleagues,

In light of the new variant of COVID19 recently detected in several countries around the world, the Ecuadorian authorities have decided to reinforce the measures of control for international travellers coming in our country

Travelers will be required to fill out and sign a personal health statement before disembarking from the plane. This document should be handed in to the Ministry of Health representatives at the immigration lounge before clearing customs.

In addition to this, all travellers must comply with the following requirements:

The Ministry of Public Health will review these requirements two weeks after they are implemented, aPCR negative test taken up to 3 days before the arrival in Ecuador. The PCR test has a total validity of 72 hours from the time the sample was taken.

COVID19 vaccination certificate stating that both doses of the 2-dose vaccines have been received.

For your trip to the Galapagos Islands, as per the latest measures enforced by boat operators, tourists will be required to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to arrival and also, they will have to present a negative result for a COVID19 PCR or Antigen test taken up to 72 hours before their flight.

This double requirement (vaccine + test) will be effective on 1st Dec 2021 in line with the sanitary protocols enforced by the Ministry of Health.

Children from 2 to 15 years of age will only be required to present a negative PCR test result, but no proof of vaccination for this age group is required as of today.

All passengers will be subject to body temperature control for detection of temperature higher than 37.5° C upon arrival of the international flight at Ecuador airport.

All people entering the country must follow the bio-security regulations established by the Ministry of Health.

For additional details or specific information please contact our staff via email or whatsapp.

Grace Cardenas
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