Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Galapagos
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Corona Virus (COVID-19) entry requirements to Galápagos
Last updated: 17. September 2021
Great news: The Ministry of Health of the Galápagos Islands and the Ecuadorian authorities have determined that the variant cases are now completely under control! The reason for this is the complete vaccination of all people between 16 and 65 years of age of the entire population of the Galápagos archipelago. As the safety of the islanders and travelers continues to be the top priority, the following changes to the entry to the Galápagos Islands, effective from Saturday, September 11, 2021, have been made:
ATTENTION: Upon entering Galápagos, you will need both, a negative PCR and proof of vaccination! Make sure you have with you:
- proof of full vaccination showing complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before entry AND
- proof of a negative PCR-test not older than 72 hours before entering the country for travelers over 2 years of age. This can be the same test certificate as for your arrival to Ecuador, as long as it is not older than 72 hours or comes from an authorized Ecuadorian laboratory. Antigen tests are not accepted.
Upon your arrival in Ecuador, on the other hand, you need "only" either or:
- proof of full vaccination(showing complete series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before entry) OR
- proof of a negative PCR-test not older than 72 hours before entering the country for travelers over 2 years of age. Antigen tests are not accepted.
The following applies to all travelers: All travelers must carry a printed and filled out version of the health declaration form by the Ministry of Health. One form must be completed for each family group. You can download the form here. Health officials will also screen travelers for symptoms related to COVID-19. In the event of suspected cases, an on-site examination is required. If the result is positive, travelers must isolate themselves for 10 days in accommodation of their choice and at their own expense. If the test result is negative, the traveler can continue his journey. Separate requirements apply to travelers entering from Brazil or India. Furthermore, a transit control card must be filled out online or at the airport before the flight and proof of travel insurance must be presented.
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