Updated Travel Advisory and Changes to Curfew Restrictions

Location:  Nationwide

Event:  Due to ongoing security concerns, the U.S. Department of State has updated the Travel Advisory for Ecuador to include the canton of Duran, located in the province of Guayas, in the list of Level 4 – Do Not Travel regions.  The updated Travel Advisory also includes information for U.S. citizens about the ongoing state of emergency in Ecuador, which is also available in previous security alerts.  U.S. citizens should be aware of several temporary rules applicable to residents and foreigners in Ecuador due to the state of emergency.  For full details, please consult the updated Travel Advisory and read the country information page about travel to Ecuador.

On January 23, 2024, the Government of Ecuador issued new nationwide curfew guidance during the ongoing state of emergency.  Each canton in Ecuador is assigned to a risk level which dictates curfew hours for that location.  Cantons in the “high” level have a curfew from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.  Cantons in the “medium” level have a curfew from 2:00 a.m. to 5 a.m.  Cantons in the “low” level have no curfew in place.  For the full list of curfew restrictions by level and canton, please refer to the official guidance issued by the Government of Ecuador.

Actions to Take:

  • Read previous security alerts at ec.usembassy.gov.
  • Check your flight status for airports in Quito and Guayaquil.
  • Monitor ECU911 for information on road closures.
  • Track official communications from the Government of Ecuador for additional information and updates to the State of Emergency.
  • Follow credible media sources for accurate information on current threats and violent activity.
  • Review the Travel Advisory and safety and security information for Ecuador at Travel.State.Gov.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador
+(593)(2) 398-5000
ACSQuito@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador
+(593)(4) 371-7000
ACSGuayaquil@state.gov