COVID-19 and Travel Information

This website includes all of the information we currently have for U.S. citizens wishing to depart or travel to Ecuador. Please return here often as we will update this site with any new information. If you believe you may have COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 call 171 or 911.  Ecuador’s …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – May 22, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: The Embassy is aware of demonstrations planned for Monday, May 25, that may occur in and around Quito and other cities in Ecuador related to recent government economic measures. Protests may take place in locations in Quito where past demonstrations …

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Travel Alert: Available Flights Departing from Quito and Guayaquil to the United States – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador May 19, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil Flight Information:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of flight options for travel to the United States.  These flights are operated by private airline companies and are open to all travelers …

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Travel Alert: Available Flights Departing from Quito and Guayaquil to the United States – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador May 11, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil Flight Information:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of flight options for travel to the United States.  These flights are operated by private airline companies and are open to all travelers …

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Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador May 5, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil Flight Information:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of flight options for travel to the United States.  These flights are operated by private airline companies and are open to all travelers …

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Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador May 3, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil Flight Information:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of flight options for travel to the United States. These flights are operated by private airline companies and are open to all travelers …

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Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador April 30, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil Flight Information:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of flight options for travel to the United States. These flights are operated by private airline companies and are open to all travelers …

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Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador April 28, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Flights Available from Quito and Guayaquil Flight Information:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of flight options for travel to the United States.  These flights are operated by private airline companies and are open to all travelers …

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Travel Alert: Commercial Flights Available – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Commercial Flights Available Guayaquil to Miami on Monday, April 27 Quito to New York on Tuesday, April 28 (see correction below) Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 29 Quito to Houston on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30 Quito to Miami, Friday, May 1 Bus Transportation to Quito Available U.S. Embassy …

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Travel Alert: Commercial Flights Available – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Commercial Flights Available Guayaquil to Miami on Monday, April 27 Quito to New York on Tuesday, April 28 Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 29 Quito to Houston on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30 Quito to Miami, Friday, May 1 Bus Transportation to Quito Available U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador April …

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Travel Alert: List of commercial flights departing Ecuador to the U.S. – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Commercial Flight Available from Guayaquil to Miami on Monday, April 27 Commercial Flight Available from Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 29 Commercial Flight Available from Quito to Houston on Wednesday, April 29 Commercial Flight Available from Quito to Miami, Friday, May 1 Bus Transportation to Quito and Guayaquil Available U.S. Embassy …

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Travel Alert: Commercial Flights Available April 27 and April 29 – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Commercial Flight Available from Guayaquil to Miami on Monday, April 27 Commercial Flight Available from Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 29 Commercial Flight Available from Quito to Houston on Wednesday, April 29 Bus Transportation to Quito and Guayaquil Available U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador April 22, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate …

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Travel Alert: Commercial Flights Available April 22 and April 27 – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Commercial Flight Available from Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 22 Commercial Flight Available from Guayaquil to Miami on Monday, April 27 Bus Transportation to Quito and Guayaquil Available U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador April 20, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: New commercial flight announced departing Guayaquil to Miami on Monday, …

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Travel Alert: Commercial Flight and Bus Transportation Available on April 22 – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Commercial Flight Available from Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 22 Bus Transportation to Quito Available for Wednesday April 22 flight U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador April 17, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: New commercial flight announced departing Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 22 Bus Transportation Available from Cuenca …

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Travel Alert: Commercial Flights Available April 17 and April 22 – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Commercial Flights Available from Guayaquil and Quito to Florida on Friday, April 17 Commercial Flight Scheduled from Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, April 22* Bus Transportation to Guayaquil and Quito Available for Friday April 17 flights U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador April 16, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: New commercial flight …

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Travel Alert: Bus Transportation Available to Guayaquil and Quito for Flights Departing Ecuador – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: Available Commercial Flights Scheduled from Guayaquil and Quito to Florida on Friday, April 17 Bus Transportation Available to Guayaquil and Quito U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador April 15, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flights Available Departing From Guayaquil and Quito on Friday, April 17 Bus Transportation Available from Cuenca to both …

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Travel Alert: Available Commercial Flights Scheduled from Guayaquil and Quito to Miami on Friday, April 17 – U.S. Embassy, Quito

Travel Alert: Available Commercial Flights Scheduled from Guayaquil and Quito to Miami on Friday, April 17 U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 14, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Departing Quito Available on Friday, April 17 Eastern Airlines scheduled a flight from Guayaquil to Miami, FL, Friday, April 17.  Contact Eastern Airlines …

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Travel Alert: Available Commercial Flight Scheduled from Quito to Miami on Friday, April 17 – U.S. Embassy, Quito

Travel Alert: Available Commercial Flight Scheduled from Quito to Miami on Friday, April 17 U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 08, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Departing Quito Available on Friday, April 17 LATAM Airlines scheduled a flight from Quito to Miami, FL, Friday, April 17.  Metropolitan Touring is handling reservations …

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Travel Alert: Available Commercial Flight Scheduled from Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Friday, April 10 – U.S. Embassy, Quito

Travel Alert: Available Commercial Flight Scheduled from Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Friday, April 10 U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 06, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Departing Quito Available on Friday, April 10 Tame Airlines scheduled a flight from Quito to Fort Lauderdale, FL Friday, April 10, at 2:45 a.m. …

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Travel Alert: Bus transport from Cuenca and Manta to Guayaquil for Last Scheduled Commercial Flight Departing Ecuador on Friday, April 10

Travel Alert: Bus transport from Cuenca and Manta to Guayaquil for Last Scheduled Commercial Flight Departing Ecuador on Friday, April 10 U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 05, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Additional Commercial Flight Departing Guayaquil Available The Embassy is pleased to have facilitated the return home of over 2,700 U.S. …

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Travel Alert: Bus available from Manta and Cuenca to Guayaquil for Last Scheduled Commercial Flight Departing Ecuador-U.S. Embassy Quito,Ecuador

Travel Alert: Bus available from Manta and Cuenca to Guayaquil for Last Scheduled Commercial Flight Departing Ecuador U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 03, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Departing Guayaquil Available The Embassy is pleased to have facilitated the return home of over 2,700 U.S. citizens on commercial and State …

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Travel Alert: One Remaining Commercial Flight to the United States Available – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: One Remaining Commercial Flight to the United States Available – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 01, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Departing Guayaquil Available The Embassy is pleased to have facilitated the return home of over 2,700 U.S. citizens on commercial and State Department-chartered flights since March 19. …

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Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 31, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Last Scheduled Flight Wednesday, April 1. The Embassy is aware of one flight from Guayaquil for U.S. citizens to return to the United States. There are no scheduled commercial flights …

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Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 30, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Option and Transport from Cuenca Region to Guayaquil The Embassy is aware of one flight from Guayaquil for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  This flight …

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Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 29, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Option and Transport from Cuenca Region to Guayaquil The Embassy is aware of one flight from Guayaquil for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  This flight …

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Health/Travel Alert: For Citizens Still Needing Assistance Departing Ecuador – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: For Citizens Still Needing Assistance Departing Ecuador – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 28, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) To date the U.S. Mission in Ecuador has helped facilitate the return of more than 2,400 U.S. citizens to the United States – fully one-quarter of those yesterday, March 27.  However, we know there …

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Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 28, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Commercial and Planned Military Flight Options The Embassy is aware of several flights with seats available from Quito and Guayaquil for U.S. citizens to return to the United States. These flights could fill at any time and there …

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Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 27, 2020 LOCATION: Ecuador (country-wide) Today, four more U.S. State Department-sponsored flights departed Ecuador, two each from Guayaquil and Quito, returning 403 Americans home.  To date, a total of six U.S. State Department-sponsored flights have taken 631 Americans home.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy in …

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Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 27, 2020 LOCATION: Ecuador (country-wide) Today, two U.S. State Department-sponsored flights are to leave Guayaquil and another two are to depart Quito, returning another 500 Americans home. If you contacted us to request a U.S. State Department-sponsored flight, please check your email IMMEDIATELY to …

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Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 26, 2020   LOCATION: Ecuador (country-wide) Today, two flights carrying more than 225 Americans departed Ecuador from Guayaquil and Quito on U.S. State Department-sponsored flights.  Tomorrow, two flights will leave Guayaquil and another two are to depart Quito, returning another 500 Americans home. Please …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 26, 2020 EVENT: Travel to airport for State Department-chartered humanitarian flights A FEW SPACES REMAIN ON STATE DEPARTMENT-CHARTERED HUMANITARIAN FLIGHTS OUT OF QUITO AND GUAYAQUIL BOTH THURSDAY, MARCH 26, AND FRIDAY, MARCH 27. If you want to join one of these flights, IMMEDIATELY contact QTOUSCitizen@state.gov and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 25, 2020 EVENT: REGISTER NOW for U.S. State Department Humanitarian Charter Flights Available on Thursday and Friday Only PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY.  We urge all U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ecuador to strongly consider taking one of the U.S. State Department-chartered humanitarian …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 24, 2020 EVENT: United States Government Humanitarian Charter Flights Available NOW Please read this message in its entirety. I. STATE DEPARTMENT SPONSORED CHARTER FLIGHTS: U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States from Ecuador may be able to access U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT-chartered humanitarian flights in …

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Department of State’s Global Effort to Bring Americans Home

Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson The Department of State is rising to meet the historic challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, every day, all over the world. We have no higher duty than to protect American citizens, and have launched an unprecedented global effort to bring home our citizens from every corner of the globe. As …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 24, 2020 Event: Additional Commercial Flights Available The U.S. Embassy is working actively to facilitate return travel home.  We are tracking a limited number of forthcoming flights for U.S. citizens to return to the United States – and are pushing hard for more.   The U.S. Embassy website  includes all the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 23, 2020 Event: Register your interest in returning to the United States. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States should work with airlines to make travel arrangements if/when flights are available.  In case commercial transportation options cease to be available, we are compiling …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 20, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: The U.S. Embassy is working to facilitate return travel home for U.S. citizens in Ecuador.  We are aware of possible flights in the coming days arranged for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  The U.S. Embassy website includes all the information we …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 18, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of possible charter flights arranged for U.S. citizens to return to the United States from Guayaquil.  Interested travelers should contact the airline directly at 855-216-7601, 877-971-0919, and 201-526-7616.  We strongly urge all travelers to not …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 14, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: The Government of Ecuador has confirmed there are 28 cases of COVID-19 in Ecuador to date and has implemented the following travel restrictions.  These restrictions could change at any time and with little warning: Beginning Sunday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m., all …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (March 6, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (March 6, 2020) Location: Ecuador Event: On March 5, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Health announced 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ecuador.  The Government of Ecuador has implemented enhanced screening to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers whose trips originate in China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran will be subject to mandatory …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Health Alert

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – February 5, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: The Ministry of Health, through analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), confirmed the evening of February 4 that a patient hospitalized with potential symptoms of 2019-novel coronavirus does NOT in fact have the virus. There are currently …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – January 7, 2020 Location: General area of U.S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador Event: We have received reports of possible protests in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy for the afternoon of January 7, 2020.  The Embassy will be closed for routine services during the afternoon of January …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – January 3, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take Keep …

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Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Natural Disaster Alert December 12, 2019 Location: Sangay Volcano, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador. Event:  According to the Servicio Nacional de Gestion de Riesgos y Emergencias, there is increased volcanic activity at Sangay volcano.  The U.S. Embassy recommends that visitors do not hike up to the crater or approach the high areas of the volcano.  The …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Update

Demonstration Update – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 17, 2019 Location Streets and roads throughout the country, including key routes to the Quito airport, are open.  Public transportation and schools have resumed, and stores have reopened and restocked.  We recommend that all U.S. citizens continue to exercise increased caution and remain vigilant as demonstrations could …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Be Ready

Crisis Abroad: Be Ready – U.S. Mission, Ecuador, October 16, 2019 Think Ahead Recent events in Ecuador serve as a reminder that crises may occur anywhere at any time. The country is prone to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcano eruptions. The U.S. Mission in Ecuador reminds U.S. citizens of the importance of preparing …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Update

Demonstration Update – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 14, 2019 Location The U.S. Mission has received notification that road blockades have been lifted in cities and towns throughout the country, including within Quito, as part of an agreement reached between the Government of Ecuador and protest organizers. Event The Embassy is closely following announcements that …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration / Travel Alert

Demonstration / Travel Alert – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 12, 2019 Location The U.S. Mission has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country, including within the capital Quito, as part of ongoing demonstrations. Event The Embassy continues to receive reports of demonstrations and road blockades in cities and …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration / Travel Alert

Demonstration / Travel Alert – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 8, 2019 Location The U.S. Mission has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of ongoing demonstrations. Event The Embassy continues to receive reports of demonstrations and road blockades in cities and towns throughout the country.  There …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 7, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of ongoing demonstrations. Event Although some transportation unions announced the suspension of their strike October 4, other groups continue to protest. The Embassy continues to …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert Update

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 5, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of continued demonstrations. Event Although the transportation unions announced the end of their strike October 4, other groups continue their protests. The Embassy continues to …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (Update)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 4, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of the nationwide transportation strike. Event The Embassy continues to receive reports of demonstrations and road blockades in cities and towns throughout the country as …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 3, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification of multiple road blockades in Quito, Santo Domingo, Cuenca, and Esmeraldas as part of the nationwide transportation strike. Other cities may also be affected. Event The Embassy has received reports of demonstrations and road blockades in and around …

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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Mission Ecuador (26 June 2018)   Location:  Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Event:  According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, on June 26, 2018 the Sierra Negra Volcano began erupting.  Rural area habitants have been evacuated to Puerto Villamil as a precaution.  The Ecuadorian Geographic Institute has advised …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens March 16, 2018 Location: City of Borbón, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador Event: An improvised explosive device detonated at an Ecuadorian naval station in Borbón, Ecuador on March 16, 2018. Initial reports state there were no injuries or deaths, but significant damage to the facility. This is in Esmeralda …

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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Galapagos region January 16, 2018   Location: Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Event: According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, greater seismic activity near the Sierra Negra Volcano indicates that an eruption may occur in the near future. The Ecuadorian Geographic Institute has advised visitors to …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat at the Unidad de Transparencia y Lucha Contra la Corrupcion

The U.S. Embassy has learned of a confirmed bomb threat at the “Unidad de Transparencia y Lucha Contra la Corrupcion” located at Patria Avenue and 9 de Octubre, two blocks west of the Hilton Colon hotel in Quito.  All U.S. citizens are advised to stay away from the area for the remainder of the day. …

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Hurricane Matthew: Information for U.S. Citizens

Hurricane Matthew, categorized by the National Hurricane Center as a major hurricane with sustained winds of over 110 mph, has passed directly over or near Cuba, Haiti, and The Bahamas. Further information about Hurricane Matthew is available from the  National Hurricane Center . The Bahamas:  The U.S. Embassy in Nassau is closed Wednesday, October 5, through Friday, October 7.  However, the embassy …

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