Updated - August 25, 2021

To enter Ecuador - Travelers can enter Ecuador with either a negative RT-PCT test (less that 72 hours old) OR a vaccination certification card showing the final dose was administered at least 14 day prior to the entry date.  Antigen tests are no longer accepted for entry.

Beginning on Sept 1, 2021 to enter Galapagos ALL travelers must have a negative RT-PCT test done within 72 hours of arrival.

Travelers aged 16 and older will ALSO be required to present an original vaccination certification card with completion of the Covid-19 doses at least two weeks before arrival.  


Visitors aged 16 and older who are NOT fully vaccinated will NOT be allowed to enter Galapagos.

The CDC requires all passengers who board international flights to the US to show a negative covid test within 3 days of boarding the flight.  There are now verified labs for Covid testing open at BOTH of the Ecuadorian international airports (in Quito and Guayaquil) for ANTIGEN testing.  In Quito a lab called VIP Medical and is open 24/7.  In Guayaquil a lab called VERIS and is open daily from 3:30PM to 11:00PM.  The cost of the test is $40 and results are sent electronically within 30 minutes.  Both cash or credit cards are accepted.