Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 18, 2020

Location: Ecuador


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 travel to the airport unless you have a confirmed ticket.

The Government of Ecuador has prohibited all foreigners and Ecuadorians from arriving via air, land, or sea.  As of March 17 at 11:59 p.m., Ecuador has also prohibited domestic passenger flights and restricted entry to the Galapagos Islands.  Currently the Government of Ecuador has not imposed restrictions on individuals wishing to depart the country.

U.S. citizens who wish to depart Ecuador should contact commercial airlines directly.  You may also monitor the websites for the Quito airport and the Guayaquil airport, as they may have more updated information about available flights.  We strongly urge all travelers to not travel to the airport unless you have a confirmed ticket. 

For Individuals Currently in the Galapagos Islands: The Government of Ecuador is collecting information from people who wish to depart from the Galapagos.  Please fill out this form so that they can contact you directly.

 The Government of Ecuador has restricted movement throughout the country with very limited exceptions and imposed a curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  Individuals should comply with all local laws.

Actions to Take:

  • Check with airlines directly if you wish to depart Ecuador, or regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for up-to-date information on flight availability, conditions in Ecuador, and advice on how to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.


  • U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador
    +(593)(2) 398-5000
    +(593)(2) 398-5000 (after hours)
  • U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador
    +(593)(4) 371-7000
    +(593)(4) 371-7000 (after hours)
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444