Travel Restrictions

We are committed to helping you navigate the complicated modern world of travel in 2022. Keep an eye on this page for updates regarding Ecuador entry requirements, and general international travel guidelines.
(Please note that keeping up with your home country’s travel requirements is your own responsibility.)

Ecuador Entry Requirements

To enter Ecuador, every passenger of 2+ years of age is required to present both:

  • proof of a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours prior to entering Ecuador
  • either a medical certificate stating that you are unable to be vaccinated due to your health condition or a COVID-19 vaccination card showing a complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine has been taken at least 14 days prior to entering Ecuador (full details here)

This will be requested before you board your flight. If you have

Each passenger must fill out a Declaration of Health document online before their flight.

Upon arrival in Ecuador, randomly selected passengers may have to take a rapid antigen test. If the result is positive, they must isolate in a government approved hotel for 10 days. Also, a rapid antigen test is required for anyone arriving into Ecuador showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Contact us if you have any questions about these travel requirements.

Employment Letters

Some countries require employment letters or other business-related letters in order to let their citizens travel. If you require this, please email with the following:

  • Your full legal name as it is on your passport
  • Your passport number
  • The country your passport was issued by
  • A brief description of your work history
  • The institution to which this should be addressed to (a passport agency or state department, if you are renewing your passport, or “to whom it may concern” for general travel letters)

USA Entry Requirements

Since January 25, 2020, the US government requires that inbound travelers to the USA will be required to present a PCR or rapid antigen test before boarding their flight, with the test date being within 3 days before their flight date.

Getting a PCR test nearby is very easy, and you don’t have to leave early to get it in a big city and wait around for the results.

The Hospital Misereor in Gualaquiza charges $35 to do a PCR test and the results are given within 5 days. This may be ideal for traveling to some countries, but not to the US.

The lab nearby the hospital can give results in 1 day for $110 or 3 days for $100. The lab is open Monday thru Saturday. So, a test taken on Friday would give results on Saturday, and a test taken on Saturday would give results on Monday.

The best option for travelers going back to the US would be to get the $110 test at the private lab. The US requires the test date to be within 3 days of travel, so only that test would be sufficient to get the results in time to fly out. We can help organize a group trip to get this test on the last day of the festival for those who are flying to the US shortly after.

List of approved labs in Ecuador:!/vizhome/shared/3MMCNPBPB

“What if I get stuck?”

In case a new travel rule is instated while you are at the festival, and you have a temporary delay in your travel plans, we can often accommodate people via our low-cost room rental or tent camping options at Terra Frutis and nearby Fruit Haven.