Safety Message for U.S. Citizens
Urgent message regarding April 16 earthquake
April 17, 2016
We express our condolences on the tragic loss of life resulting from the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador, and our thoughts go out to all those affected.
We are closely monitoring the situation and remain in close contact with Ecuadorian authorities.
We recommend U.S. citizens continue to follow official reports from the Ecuadorian authorities for further updates. Amcits who require Mission assistance are reminded to contact the US Consulate General GYE at +593-4-371-7000 or US Embassy Quito at +593-2-398-5200
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Ecuador enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy or nearest U.S. Consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Ecuador. For additional information, please refer to our “Traveler’s Checklist” page. Updated information on travel and security in Ecuador may also be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States or by calling 1-202-501-4444 outside the United States.
U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil
Avenida Jose Rodriguez Bonin and Calle Santa Ana, San Eduardo
Dialing instructions within Ecuador:
- Within the same city and from a land line use the last seven digits.
- For calls from a mobile phone and for intercity telephone calls add the city code preceded by a 0.
Dialing instructions from the United States:
- Add the 011 prefix for an international long distance line.
For after-hours emergencies, call the phone numbers listed above for assistance