Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Location:   Ecuador

Event:  Please be advised that the Department of State has changed the Travel Advisory for Ecuador.  The Travel Advisory has been reissued with updates to the kidnapping indicator and crime information in the provinces of El Oro, Manabí, Santo Domingo, Los Rios, Santa Elena, Cañar, and Carchi. Please refer to the complete Travel Advisory.

During this time, please take the following actions:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Exercise caution and maintain increased vigilance.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.