Complying with the health prevention regulations such as the use of masks, social distancing and constant disinfection, traveling by air is safe and does not represent major complications. Here is a summary of the requirements set forth by the Ecuadorian government to travel by air on national and international flights.
Domestic travel: Negative COVID-19 tests are not required to board domestic flights, with the exception of tourism travel to Galapagos.
To travel to Galapagos, it is required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours prior to entering the archipelago. In addition, an authorization or permit issued by the tour operator or by the hotel in Galapagos is required. Children under 17 years of age are exempt from having to present a negative PCR test.
International travel: To leave the country, it is not necessary to present a test for COVID-19 at the airport. It is important, however, that the traveler is informed about the restrictions of entry to the destination country by consulting the airline or the embassy of the destination country.
To enter Ecuador, the government requests the presentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within 10 days prior to entering the country; With this, the traveler is exempt from undergoing mandatory preventive isolation.
If the passenger does not present a negative PCR test upon arrival, entrance to the country will be allowed but the traveler must perform a mandatory preventive isolation of 10 days at their home or at the accommodation of their choice.