Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 20, 2020
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 currently have for U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ecuador. Please visit the website often – several times each day – as we will update it with any new information.
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. (changing to 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Saturday, March 21). Local jurisdictions have enacted additional restrictions. The curfew in Guayas province is from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. These restrictions can change at any time. U.S. citizens should comply with all local laws, monitor local news for any updates, and ensure they arrive at an airport well before curfew. We urge U.S. citizens to not travel to the airport unless they have their travel document and confirmed ticket.
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 (after hours)
- U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador
+(593)(4) 371-7000 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444