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Ecuador Travel Restrictions

65.97% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 65.70% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ecuador with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ecuador without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Ecuador for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Ecuador entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Ecuador, but there are restrictions. Land and sea borders remain closed. Travelers must pass through temperature screening and a health evaluation on arrival at the airport.


Outgoing travel to EcuadorTravelling from New Zealand to Ecuador

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Ecuador.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Travelers under the age of 2, travelers with a vaccination certificate showing they received all doses required and that they received their last dose at least 14 days before travel, asymptomatic travelers who recovered from COVID-19 at least 1 month ago and still test positive must have a medical certificate of good health, Ecuadorian travelers who were not admitted to other countries and return to Ecuador and travelers in transit to other countries are exempted from this requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Ecuador.

Details and exceptions

Asymptomatic travelers who do not have a travel history in Brazil or India before arriving in Ecuador, are not required to quarantine on arrival.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before departure to Ecuador. The form will also be provided by the airline.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Ecuador

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Ecuador must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Ecuador will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ecuador without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ecuador with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ecuador without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ecuador with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Ecuador is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Ecuador are closed. Bars in Ecuador are closed.