In view of new Omicrom variant – Guidelines to enter the country by air

Ante nueva variante Omicrom - Lineamientos para ingresar al país por vía aérea - CorralRosales - Abogados Ecuador

To prevent contagion of the new South African variant of Covid-19, we inform you of the protocols established by the epidemiological surveillance unit of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Health (MSP) for the entry of travelers arriving by air: 1.- Travelers shall their health declaration digitally when boarding, by completing it at the following link: Once completed, they must take a screenshot of the form or download the QR code to present it at Immigration upon arrival. (In case of lacking electronic means, the form may be presented in paper format and travelers must go to the MSP checkpoint at the airport of entry).2.- Passengers over the age of 16 must show the vaccination card demonstrating that they completed the vaccination program at least 14 days prior to entry into Ecuador and the negative result of a PCR test performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding. (Airline crew members are exempt from this requirement).3.- Children between the ages of 2 and 16 must present a negative PCR test performed up to 72 hours prior to boarding.4.- Passengers who upon arrival in Ecuador have symptoms related to COVID-19 will be evaluated by MSP personnel.  If they are classified as a suspect case, a rapid antigen test will be performed and if positive, they will have to spend 14 days in isolation at home or in any lodging place at the passenger’s expense.5.- The same requirements will be observed for those wishing to visit the Galapagos Islands, and, additionally, the transit control card issued by the Governing Council of the Special Regime of Galapagos will be requested.6.- All persons whose point of origin, stopover or transit is South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Eswatini, Mozambique, Egypt, Mozambique, and Egypt are prohibited from entering the Ecuadorian territory. These provisions are effective as of December 1, 2021, at 00:00 hours. Those traveling before December 1 who were unable to take the PCR test must justify it, and a qualitative PCR test will be taken upon arrival to Ecuador at their own expense. This will be allowed only on December 1 and 2.

Verónica Olivo - CorralRosales - Derecho Aeronáutico

Aviation Law Specialist

Verónica Olivo, associate at CorralRosales
+593 2 2544144

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NOTE: The above text has been prepared for informational purposes. CorralRosales is not liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of acting or failing to act on the basis of the information contained in this document. Any additional determined situation requires the specific opinion and concept of the firm in Quito / Guayaquil, Ecuador.