Ecuador travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Ecuador with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Ecuador.

Ecuador travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Ecuador with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Ecuador - quick facts
Time difference UK -5 to -6 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency US Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Ecuador?

Considering a holiday to the Ecuador? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

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Ecuador weather

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The Ecuador weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Quito.

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Ecuador travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Ecuador from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Ecuador.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Ecuador travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Ecuador with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Ecuador, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Ecuador covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Ecuador with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Do you want to learn more about Ecuador? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Ecuador.

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Ecuador FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Ecuador including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Ecuador due to Covid-19?

Ecuador is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Ecuador.

Check out Ministry of Public Health, Ecuador for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Ecuador?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Ecuador. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Ecuador and the UK?

The time difference between Ecuador and the UK is UK time-5 to UK time-6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Ecuador?

The main language spoken in Ecuador is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Ecuador?

The currency in Ecuador is the US Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in Ecuador?

Ecuador uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Ecuador?

They drive on the right side of the road in Ecuador.

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