Ecuador is now open to welcoming vaccinated travellers. Reports suggest that all tourists who have been administered the vaccine will be allowed to enter the country and travel to one of its most popular tourist spots, the Galapagos Islands. Those who are not vaccinated will only be allowed to visit Ecuador and its popular island archipelago if they can provide proof of a negative antigen test that had been taken within 72 hours of departure.
Island inhabitants are also being vaccinated
The Galapagos Islands are trying their best to boost the tourism industry after being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The islands’ inhabitants have also begun to be vaccinated and are ready to welcome tourists.
Everyone entering the country will have to follow COVID-related protocols, such as wearing face masks during their stay as well as maintaining adequate distancing measures. Ecuador also announced in October that all visitors will mandatorily have to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test, taken within 96 hours of their departure. This period was later shortened to 72 hours in January for all the travellers.