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What are the requirements for traveling to the Galapagos?

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This information was last updated on January 10, 2022

Can I travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands?

Yes. Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands have been open for travel without disruption since July 2020. The country and its archipelago went through a very successful vaccination campaign. 99% of the Galapagos population has been fully vaccinated.

What are Ecuador and Galapagos’ entry requirements?

For travelers older than 12, you need to present:

  • COVID-19 vaccination card indicating that the traveler completed the full series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to entering Ecuador.
  • negative PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival in Ecuador. When entering the Galapagos, travelers can show the same test result used to enter Ecuador if it was taken within 72 hours of arrival in the Galapagos Islands; otherwise, they need to present a new negative PCR test.
  • The Traveler’s Health Declaration. Filling out this form is only a requirement for travelers arriving in Ecuador; it is not required for travelers entering the Galapagos Islands. The digital version of this form can be filled out online or by scanning the QR code available at many airports. (Check with your airline.)

Children between the ages of 2 and 11 must present:

  • negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival in Ecuador.
  • Traveler’s Health Declaration.

What do I need to travel back to the US?

As of today, you need to show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 24 hours before travel. Please make sure to consult official information sources regularly.

Note for travelers from Africa

Entry to Ecuador is prohibited for travelers who started their journeys in or transited through the following countries: South Africa, Botswana, Egypt, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Eswatini (Swaziland), and Namibia.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Destination Expert if you have any doubts or questions.

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