Current travel advisories for Ecuador

Last Update: Tuesday, 22. October 2019 at 07:22

Please reconsider your need to travel to Ecuador.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.2 / 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: 2.4 / 5

Ecuador shares land borders with Colombia and Peru. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.5 (Colombia) and 2.2 (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 and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Demonstrations and road blockades continue throughout the country and are expected to continue in the coming weeks. There are reports of associated pockets of violence. Police have responded with tear gas. Travel, including flights, may be seriously disrupted.  The U.S. Embassy has restricted its personnel from traveling within and between cities and provinces until further notice, except for travel to the Galapagos Islands and domestic airline connections that are part of an international itinerary. This includes both travel by air and road. For Embassy Quito personnel, travel is restricted to within the greater Quito metropolitan area. For U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil personnel, travel is restricted to within the city of Guayaquil. Do not travel to: Azuay, Bolívar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Guayas (including Guayaquil), Imbabura, Loja, Los Ríos, Manabí, Pichincha (including Quito), and Tungurahua provinces due to civil unrest. Within and between cities and provinces due to civil unrest. 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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Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/americas/south/Pages/ecuador.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We have raised our level of travel advice for Ecuador to reconsider your need to travel, excluding the Galapagos Islands, due to violent civil unrest and a state of emergency (see Safety and security). The highest level applies in some parts of the country. 

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/americas/south/Pages/ecuador.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Galapagos Islands.

Reisewarnstufe: 3

High degree of caution.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/americas/south/Pages/ecuador.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Areas within 20 kilometres of Colombia, except the official border crossing at Tulcán .

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Det har utlysts undantagstillstånd i Ecuador på grund av politiska oroligheter. Undvik våldsamma demonstrationer och var extra uppmärksam och försiktig när du rör dig utomhus.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to the northern province of Sucumbios due to the threat from kidnapping and organised and drug-related crime. Avoid non-essential travel elsewhere in Ecuador due to violent civil unrest. This advice does not apply to the Galapagos Islands or to transit through Quito or Guayaquil Airports for onward travel to Galapagos.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

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.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

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:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential 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.


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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.