Ecuador Travel Advice – FCO update

Updated;  13 Oct 2019 at 22.45 British Summer Time.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are currently advising against all but essential travel to Ecuador (excluding the Galapagos Islands).

A State of Emergency is in place in the country. This follows nationwide disruption and protests in the country which started on 3 October.

A 24-hour curfew in the capital, Quito, and in surrounding areas (which was imposed by the Ecuadorian Government from 3pm local time on 12 October) has been partially lifted Talks between the Government and opposition groups have been announced.

Travellers are advised to comply with the requirements of the emergency measures, including curfews. They are advised to stay indoors and to avoid movement in Quito and the surrounding valleys during periods when curfews are in place.

Military forces have been deployed nationwide, and security forces have used tear gas to disperse crowds. Further demonstrations are expected over the next few days, especially in the Andean region. The President has moved the seat of government from the capital to Guayaquil.

The safety of our passengers is our highest priority. Revealed Travel are monitoring the situation closely and are liaising with travellers in Latin America and with our ground agents locally to ensure our passengers remain safe. Although some disruption is inevitable and it takes time to put alternative arrangements in place, Revealed Travel will endeavour to keep passengers informed.

Although the Galapagos Islands are unaffected, we are currently unable to book holidays to the Ecuadorian mainland whilst the FCO travel advice is in place.

Foriegn Office Travel Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ecuador