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Entry into Ecuador:

A visa is not required. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months.

Climate and travelling period:

You can visit Ecuador throughout the year with constant temperatures. Bathing is possible throughout the year; the best time on the coast is from May until November.

Travelling:

The best flight connections from UK to Ecuador are with


Continental Airlines and British Airways

The best flight connections from USA to Ecuador are with


American Airlines and Delta Airlines

Travel Health:

There are no regulations for vaccination. The following are recommended: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A and B, a Malaria prophylactic measure for the Amazon basin and for the North West coast district.

Money:

The official currency is US-Dollar. Credit cards and common traveller's cheques are accepted nearly every where. Ecuador is a reasonable country for travelling.

Time:

Central European time (MEZ) minus 6 hours, Galapagos minus 7, and during the summer period (MESZ) minus 7 respectively minus 8 hours.