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April 21, 2021

Ecuador updates immigration guidelines related to COVID-19

When entering Ecuador, travelers from Brazil must quarantine for 10 days in authorized hotels. There are no quarantine requirements for other travelers, but they are encouraged to isolate for 15 days upon arrival.

The Ecuadorian Government updated the immigration guidelines and internal measures related to COVID-19 for travelers from Brazil.

Under the updated guidelines, all travelers from Brazil or those passing through Brazil on their way to Ecuador must quarantine for 10 days in authorized hotels, regardless of the result of a COVID-19 test when entering Ecuador. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test also needs to be done 10 days before entering Ecuador.

Other travelers are strongly encouraged to isolate for 15 days upon arrival. Those travelers may self-isolate in a private residence or other location. The guidelines and measures do not require travelers to quarantine or isolate at a government-designated location. 

For more information on the immigration guidelines, see EY Global Tax Alert, Ecuador issues immigration guidelines related to COVID-19, dated 11 March 2021.


For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

EY Addvalue Asesores Cia. Ltda., Quito

EY Addvalue Asesores Cia. Ltda., Guayaquil

Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Latin America Business Center, New York

Ernst & Young Abogados, Latin America Business Center, Madrid

Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Latin American Business Center, London

Ernst & Young Tax Co., Latin American Business Center, Japan & Asia Pacific


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