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Ecuador

Present Situation


Total cases: 507 02

Active cases: 30 474

Recovered: 443 88

Deaths: 32 666

Vaccination count: 11 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-24

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Covid-19 test is required for travellers without covid-19 test result.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Allowed
Ecuador has approved resumption of commercial flights with limited capacity since June 1. Land borders with Colombia and Peru remain closed until further notice. However, Ecuadorean nationals and foreign residents may be allowed to enter Ecuador via the Rumichaca and Huaquillas northern and southern borders. Ports remain closed for travel/tourism activities. Only cargo services are allowed

Tests: Covid-19 test is required for travellers without covid-19 test result.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine for 10 days required for all travellers without covid-19 test results.

Information updated on 2021-09-21.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: Yes
Power to impose traffic restrictions and controls on social gatherings lies with local municipalities and other competent authorities, in conjunction with Ecuador’s National Emergency Operations Committee (COE).

Please check more detailed information with local authorities – details below - to ensure that you comply with any local restrictions, including vehicle circulation restrictions in your area.

The general nationwide biosecurity measures include:

-extra precaution advised for people over 60 years old, and those whose medical conditions make them vulnerable to COVID-19
-mandatory use of face masks in public spaces.
-all individuals to comply with social distancing measures and practice frequent hand washing
-in-person school classes have been suspended since 2020. Blended classes (mix of in-person and online) will be allowed to take place from 26 April, if the school’s COVID -action plan has been approved by the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE)
-remote working continues to be encouraged
-public gatherings and mass events are prohibited
-the reopening of beaches will continue to be monitored via the “Distancia2” app.
-authorised labs to undertake COVID-19 tests
-a nationwide tracing app ( ̔ASI Ecuador̕ ) is available to alert people if they have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case during the last 15 days. The app is -supported via Bluetooth and maintains the confidentiality of users
-land borders with Colombia and Peru remain closed until further notice. However, Ecuadorean nationals and foreign residents may be allowed to enter Ecuador via the ---Rumichaca and Huaquillas northern and southern borders.
-ports remain closed for travel/tourism activities. Only cargo services are allowed

The state of emergency for the provinces of Azuay, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Loja, Manabi, Pichincha and Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, ended on 9 April 2021. However, the National Emergency Operations Committee made a recommendation in their resolution of 14 April, that these provinces, plus those of Santa Elena, Los Rios and Zamora, should consider restricting vehicle circulation from 8pm to 5am from 16 April to 2 May. They also recommended that the Ministry of Education should suspend in-person classes in all these provinces due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases reported.

COE´s resolution of 14 April also recommends a further traffic restriction along national highways, from Friday to Sunday between 8pm and 5am, during the whole month of April.

The above vehicle restrictions do not apply for key sectors such as public and private healthcare, security, basic public services, emergency response, produce sectors and those who need to transport goods and food; people who are transporting passengers to/from the airport (showing flight tickets) and for verified medical emergencies and appointments are also exempt.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Banned
Banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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