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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Ecuador Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Ecuador

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Ecuador. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.8 / 5

Ecuador shares land borders with Peru and Peru. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.9 (Peru) and 3.7 (Colombia).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Ecuador

There are currently 134,747 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Ecuador. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 11,279 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Ecuador.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Ecuador

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Ecuador.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Ecuador from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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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.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Ecuador due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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The National Public Health Emergency remains in place and you must wear a face covering in public. Municipalities can tailor and enforce COVID-19 regulations and restrictions and you could be fined for violating measures. Limited commercial flights in and out of Ecuador are available, but all land borders with Peru and Colombia remain closed. If you travel to ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Ecuador.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/ecuador/

Individual rating changes for Ecuador

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Ecuador. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 3.4 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from April 30th 2020

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 3.2 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Ecuador with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 2.5 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from October 30th 2019

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 2.8 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government decreased their existing warning for Ecuador to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -2.0).

Changes from October 25th 2019

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 3.0 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government decreased their existing warning for Ecuador to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from October 23rd 2019

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 3.2 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government decreased their existing warning for Ecuador to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from October 14th 2019

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 2.8 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Ecuador with a rating of 3.0.

Changes from October 12th 2019

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from October 11th 2019

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from October 10th 2019

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 2.2 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Ecuador with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Ecuador with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Ecuador with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Ecuador with a rating of 2.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Ecuador with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from April 10th 2019

The total rating for Ecuador changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Ecuador to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About Ecuador

Ecuador with its capital Quito is a country in South America (South America), slightly smaller than Nevada (283,560 km²). The country is located Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru. The climate can be described as tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands. The landscape is coastal plain (costa), inter-Andean central highlands (sierra), and flat to rolling eastern jungle (oriente). With a population of about 13.93 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Quito
Population about 13.93 million
Size 283.560 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Nevada
Common languages Spanish
Currency Dollar (short: USD)
Common voltage (electricity) 120V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1800
International phone prefix +593
Internet Top Level Domain .ec
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 EC
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ECU
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 218

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Ecuador is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • pollution from oil production wastes in ecologically sensitive areas of the Amazon Basin and Galapagos Islands
  • soil erosion
  • water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • floods
  • frequent earthquakes
  • landslides
  • periodic droughts
  • volcanic activity
  • volcanic activity concentrated along the Andes Mountains; Sangay (5,230 m), which erupted in 2010, is mainland Ecuador's most active volcano; other historically active volcanoes in the Andes include Antisana, Cayambe, Chacana, Cotopaxi, Guagua Pichincha,

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Ecuador. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. food processing
  3. petroleum
  4. textiles
  5. wood products

Agriculture products

  1. balsa wood
  2. bananas
  3. beef
  4. cassava
  5. cattle
  6. cocoa
  7. coffee
  8. dairy products
  9. fish
  10. manioc

Ecuadorian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Ecuador.

Export products

  1. bananas
  2. cacao
  3. coffee
  4. cut flowers
  5. fish
  6. petroleum
  7. shrimp
  8. wood

Import products

  1. fuels
  2. industrial materials
  3. lubricants
  4. nondurable consumer goods

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Ecuador?

Ecuador is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Ecuador.

Is it safe to travel Ecuador in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Ecuador. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Ecuador?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Ecuador.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Ecuador?

There are currently 134,747 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Ecuador. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 11,279 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Ecuador.

What is the size of Ecuador?

Ecuador has a size of 283,560 km² or 109,483 mi² which is slightly smaller than Nevada.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.