Due to the success of the vaccination program in the Galapagos Islands — and the fact that there have been no or very few new cases of COVID-19 in the archipelago over the last weeks — coupled with the good news that nearly 60% of the Ecuadorian population has received their complete doses, the Ecuadorian government has announced an easing to the rules for entering the Galapagos Islands.
From October 23rd, the rules for entering the Galapagos Islands will be as follows for all travelers over 2 years old:
1) A vaccination certificate (with all the required doses), dated at least 14 days before the Galapagos flight
2) A certificate of a negative PCR test was taken within 72 hours of the Galapagos flight.
Notes for Galapagos entry:
When entering the Galapagos, travelers can show the same certificate used to enter Ecuador or one from an authorized Ecuadorian laboratory (see this list).
A Galapagos Transit Control Card will need to be completed online (or at the airport) before the flight.
A travel insurance certificate is required.
The rules for entering Ecuador remain the same. They are as follows:
A certificate of the full doses of a COVID-19 vaccine completed 14 days before arrival.
A negative PCR COVID-19 test result, taken up to 72 hours before arrival in Ecuador.
The authorities request all travelers arriving in Ecuador do so with a printed version of the Ministry of Health’s Health Declaration Form.
Notes for Ecuador entry:
Health officials will also check travelers for symptoms related to COVID-19. Suspected cases will be required to have an on-the-spot test. If the result is positive, travelers will need to isolate for 10 days in accommodation of their choice and at their expense. In the event that the test result is negative, the traveler may continue with their trip.
Travelers entering the country from India have different requirements. Please contact your Destination Expert for more details.
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