Ecuador is now one of several countries to welcome travelers vaccinated against COVID-19, with no quarantine or testing requirements. Previously, travelers needed to show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or evidence of recent recovery from the virus. Now, while a test is also acceptable, proof of vaccination will be enough to gain entry to Ecuador, El Universo reported.
Ecuador’s reopening measures have been evolving since June, when its major airports reopened. In October, foreign visitors with a negative test were allowed to enter as long as the test was no older than 96 hours, and in January, that window was shortened to 72 hours for US travelers.
Particularly encouraging for travelers is that the Galapagos Islands is included in the new vaccination rules. A popular destination with tourists around the world, it’s known for its unique wildlife and responsible for a sizable portion of Ecuador’s tourism draw.