Get Ready to Travel to the Galapagos: Ecuador Is Open
Travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos is once again possible! COVID 19-related entry and transit restrictions are still in effect after you satisfy these requirements, can fulfil your dreams of setting sail on one of the best cruises in the Galapagos, taking in the beauty of some of the most amazing islands on Earth. The Galapagos have slightly stricter requirements for entry, but with planning, you’ll be able to meet those and set off on the cruise of a lifetime.
Entering Mainland Ecuador
You will need a negative COVID test result to enter Ecuador. The country no longer accepts the rapid-antigen testing that allowed many to travel with little planning as proof of health for entering the country. You’ll need to get an RT-PCR test within three days of your trip and documentation that certifies you have received all doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. (The certificate must be valid for at least 14 days before the flight).
If you have a negative RT-PCR test result but show symptoms of COVID 19. A rapid antigen test (nasopharyngeal swab) will be carried out.
If the results are negative, you’re free to continue on your trip. If it’s positive, you’ll have to isolate it for 10 days in a lodging place at your expense.
Galapagos-Specific Entry Requirements
The requirements to enter the Galapagos Islands include the need for that RT-PCR test to be taken no more than 72 hours before boarding the aircraft you’re using to get to the Islands. Meaning that if you’re touring mainland Ecuador for a few days before traveling to the islands, you’ll need an RT-PCR test before entering Ecuador and another test before heading to the islands and a complete vaccination COVID-19 card, at least 14 days before these trips, can be used.
Keep in mind is that anyone going to the Galapagos Islands needs a “transit control card”. The Transit Control Card (TCT), issued by the Galapagos Special Regime Government Council., and your tour operator will be able to help you get one.
Keep Safety in Mind and Have Fun!
The pandemic is ever-changing, and so are entry requirements and safety protocols. We recommend reaching out to your tour operator before traveling for the most updated information. The Galapagos Islands it’s a terrific place to visit, and you can get some Galapagos last minute deals now, such as 10% deposits and up to 50% off costs. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a natural marvel with one of our Galapagos cruise vacations.