Message to U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory Update

Date:  April 26, 2022

Location:  Nationwide

Event:  The Department of State downgraded its Travel Advisory for Ecuador on April 18 to Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution).  Separately, the regions of Carchi, Sucumbíos, the northern area of Esmeraldas province, and Guayaquil (south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue) are designated Level 4 (Do Not Travel) due to violent crime by transnational criminal organizations.  U.S. government official travelers are restricted from traveling to the Level 4 regions.

Please take the following actions:

  • Follow all CDC health guidance for international travel.
  • Monitor the U.S. Embassy COVID-19 page for updates.
  • Enroll in the U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive important alerts and messages.