Updated on March 20, 2022.

Planning your trip to Ecuador? Here’s what you need to know about Ecuador travel restrictions TODAY.

To enter Ecuador as a tourist you need the following:

  • A negative RT-PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to travel, counting from the time the sample was taken, OR
  • A vaccination card showing the traveler received a complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to travel, AND
  • A declaration of traveler health (the declaration is available on the Ministry of Public Health website).

More information can be found at the U.S. Embassy website: https://ec.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-ecu-2/

These requirements are according to the latest mandate by the president of Ecuador on February 27th, 2022. The official requirements can be read here.

Has the Omicron variant reached Ecuador?

The Omicron variant has reached Ecuador. The first 2 waves have already passed.

Can I get a booster shot in Ecuador as a tourist?

Short answer: Yes. However, not all vaccine options are available (though, in theory, this shouldn’t matter).

If you’re traveling at the time that you should get your Covid booster shot, you can access one of many vaccination centers in Quito or Guayaquil. According to a recent testimony, “The MinSalud/Quito people were vaccinating all comers, no questions asked. You *must* have certification of initial vaccination(s) and ID doc matching name on the certificate. Hours are 08h00-15h30.”

In terms of the vaccine type, it is Astra Zeneca across the board, unless you are immuno-compromised. Then you will get the shot that you originally received. You need a doctor’s note that you are immuno-compromised.

A link to all of Ecuador’s vaccination centers.

To get a Covid vaccine or booster shot in Mindo, visit the Mindo Centro de Salud, pictured below.

Ecuador Covid vaccine tourists

Can I get a Covid vaccine in Ecuador as a tourist?

Short answer: Yes.

As with the booster shots, Ecuador’s Ministry of Health is offering vaccines to all and everyone who wants one, including tourists.

Look up where to go for your Covid shot in Ecuador.