Current travel advisories for Ecuador

Last Update: Saturday, 24. August 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to Ecuador.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.5 / 5

Ecuador is a country in South America (South America) with around 14 million citizens and a land mass of 283,560 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.5 / 5

Ecuador shares land borders with Colombia and Peru. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.6 (Colombia) and 2.3 (Peru). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/ecuador-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, including Esmeraldas city, due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/ecuador

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ecuador

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel within 20 kilometres of the border with Colombia, except for the official crossing town of Tulcan in the province of Carchi, due to the threat from kidnapping and organised and drug-related crime.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/EC

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/ecuador/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Ecuador against all travel to within the 20km exclusion zone along the border with Colombia, except for the official border crossing town of Tulcan in Carchi province. This is because of the presence of Guerrilla groups, drug traffickers, and criminal gangs, who pose a high risk of crime. Potential targets include oil workers and foreigners.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all travel to certain areas.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 14 million
Covering landmass
283,560 km²
Electricity
120V - 60Hz
Currency
Dollar (USD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
EC
Phone prefix
+593
Top Level Domain
.ec
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
1800

Airports in Ecuador (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.