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From July 1, new requirements will apply in Ecuador for travelers arriving internationally |  international |  News

From July 1, new requirements will apply in Ecuador for travelers arriving internationally | international | News

A negative RT-PCR or antigen test to detect covid-19 or a vaccination certificate may be submitted.

EFE

The new validity period for presenting the card with full doses of Covid-19 vaccines is one of the requirements that will govern, from the early hours of Thursday in Ecuador, international travelers at airports, in accordance with the provisions of the Commission for Emergency Operations (COE).

The international airports of Quito and Guayaquil reported this on their social networks, which is one of the aspects that were considered in the protocols presented by the national COE, on June 10, for entry from abroad, which will come into effect as of 23:59 local time today (04.59 GMT Thursday).

This involves submitting a negative RT-PCR or antigen test for covid-19 up to 72 hours prior to the flight, with counting from sample collection (children under two are exempt from providing these tests).

You may also present a COVID-19 vaccination card or equivalent, with full doses, as applicable, “the same as should be valid at least 14 days prior to the flight,” he specified.

Special consideration for travelers from Brazil

All travelers (over 2 years of age) who are from Brazil must submit a negative RT-PCR or negative antigen test performed 72 hours prior to arrival in Ecuador. Despite the fact that this test is negative, upon entering Ecuador, you must perform ten days of isolation in your home or at any accommodation of your choice at the traveler’s expense.

Persons who present a vaccination card or equivalent with full doses and valid for at least 14 days prior to flight, will not be quarantined.

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Children under the age of two years are exempted from submitting these documents.

Getting ready to enter the Galapagos Islands

The National Council of Europe has also decided to approve the guidelines for entry into the Galapagos, which will come into effect from midnight and to which all people, regardless of their immigration category, must comply.

Negative result must be submitted for RT-PCR or antigen test, done up to 72 hours prior to flight, or present covid-19 vaccination card or equivalent, with complete schedule and at least 14 hours. Validity days before flight.

He said that in the case of foreign tourists, “they can enter as long as they have laboratory results approved by their country of origin within the dates specified in this guideline at the time of their entry to the islands.”

In addition, for the entry of tourists, citizens or foreigners, a traffic control card issued by the Government Council of the Galapagos Special System will be required, eliminating the safe conduct of the tour operator or accommodation organized by the Ministry of Tourism.

Children under the age of two are also exempted from submitting these documents.

Ecuador currently records 458,504 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by PCR, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Public Health, which represents a total of 21,560 deaths, between confirmed and probable due to the disease. (I)

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