Current travel advisories for Ecuador

Last Update: Sunday, 04. December 2022 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Ecuador.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.3 / 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: 3.5 / 5

Ecuador shares land borders with Peru and Colombia. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.7 (Peru) and 3.3 (Colombia). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Ecuador due to crime and civil unrest (level 2 of 4).

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Reisewarnstufe: 0

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New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

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 (level 4 of 4). Do not travel to the northern provinces of Esmeraldas and Sucumbios due to the threat from kidnapping and organised and drug-related crime (level 4 of 4). Do not travel to the following neighborhoods in the city of Guayaquil due to crime: Durán, Monte Sinaí, Socio Vivienda, Entrada de la 8, El Fortín, Flor de Bastión, Ciudad de Dios and Paraíso de la Flor (level 4 of 4).

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Last Update:  Reissued with updates to security situation in Guayaquil. Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to civil unrest and crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Guayaquil north of Portete de Tarquí Avenue due to crime. Do not travel to: Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, including Esmeraldas city, due to crime. Guayaquil, south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue, due to crime. Country Summary: Crime is a widespread problem in Ecuador. Violent crime, such as murder, assault, express kidnapping, and armed robbery, is common. Transnational criminal organizations and gangs operate in Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, as well as in Guayaquil, south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue. Demonstrations occur regularly throughout the country. Public demonstrations can take place for a variety of political and economic issues. Demonstrations can cause the shutdown of local roads and major highways, often without prior notice or estimated reopening timelines.  Road closures may significantly reduce access to public transportation and airports and may disrupt travel both within and between cities. Read the country information page for additional information on traveling to Ecuador.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

Quelle: 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).

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Till följd av politiska oroligheter kan det förekomma våldsamma demonstrationer. Säkerhetsläget är dåligt och vi uppmanar alla att iaktta särskild försiktighet. Undvik icke-nödvändiga resor till provinserna i närheten av gränsen mot Colombia.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/ecuador

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
From 1 November, a 45-day state of emergency has been declared in the Guayas, Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas provinces (see 'Safety'). We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Ecuador overall due to civil unrest and increased security threats. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

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. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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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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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Ecuador.

Is Ecuador safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Ecuador. The risk index is at 3.3 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Ecuador?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for Ecuador.

What countries does Ecuador share land borders with?

Ecuador shares land borders with Peru and Colombia. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.7 (Peru) and 3.3 (Colombia). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel 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 is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!