Traveling to Ecuador

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Ecuador Visa & Passport Requirements

Ecuador Visa & Passport Requirements

*** Updated: February 23, 2018

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Rest of World Citizen of countries NOT mentioned on this list, it is vital that you check your specific visa requirements before traveling to Ecuador. We recommend visiting VisaHQ to stay up-to-date with all the latest visa & passport requirements.

** Note for Travelers from New Zealand, South Africa, and other Latin American countries

Travelers from New Zealand, South Africa, and many other Latin American countries DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA to enter Ecuador. However, it is still very important you check with your local consulate or embassy for the most up-to-date visa & passport requirements.

Passport Requirements:

Citizens of ALL countries: To enter Argentina, your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your travel dates. For example, if you are traveling to Argentina in March, your passport must be valid through September of that year.

Upon entry into Ecuador, you will be asked to complete an international embarkation/disembarkation form which will be stamped along with your passport and must be kept together with it. Keep these documents in a safe, secure place as you will have to present it when leaving the country.

Legally, you are required to carry your passport with you at all times in case of a spot check by local authorities. Unfortunately, a photocopy of your passport will not be acceptable as a substitute. Consider purchasing a passport protector to keep your original passport safe and in good condition.

Visa Requirements:

Visas are NOT REQUIRED for US nationals, Canadian nationals, Australia nationals, UK nationals or most European Union nationals, for stays of up to 90 days in a 12-month period. 

For nationals that are not listed in the chart above, there is a short-term visa visit cost of US $60 USD. 

Please note, it is now MANDATORY for all people entering Ecuador to purchase international travel insurance.

To receive information on the most up-to-date visa requirements for Ecuador, contact the nearest embassy. 

Vaccination Recommendations: 

We highly recommend visiting the World Health Organization website for the most up-to-date country-specific vaccination requirements. 


Embassy of Ecuador in Washington, DC.
2535 15th Street, N.W. 

Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: (+1 202) 234 7200
Fax: (+1 202) 667 3482 / 333 2893
Office Hours: 09H30 a 17H30
Twitter: @EmbajadaEcuUSA

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