Ecuador is a welcoming country and most citizens of North America, Africa, Asia and Europe do not need a visa to visit the country. Nationals of the following
countries require a Visa
to enter Ecuador (for any reason) and should contact the Consulate of Ecuador in their home country before travelling. This list may change
without notice. This list is also available
Algeria, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Lybia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine
Authority, Panama, People's Republic of China, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tunisia, and Vietnam.
If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed above, you will have to apply for a 12-X Visa. You are going to be allowed to stay in the country up to
90 days. To get a tourist visa, you must present the following documents:
- Passport that's valid for 6 more months since day of entry to Ecuador.
- Certified criminal background check report from the country of origin of the applicant(s).
- Medical certificate.
- A valid (purchased and confirmed) return air/land/sea ticket.
- Two (2) passport photographs.
- Filled visa
- Proof of economic means that shows you can support yourself during your stay in Ecuador.
- Fee: $50USD Visa application + $400USD Visa
For the people that come from a country that is exempt from issuing a visa, you will only need to present:
- passport valid for 6 more months since day of entry to Ecuador;
- proof of economic means; and
- a valid (purchased and confirmed) return air/land/sea ticket.
The Ecuadorian government has
consulates and embassies
all around the world, if you have any questions concerning your documentation, contact the one nearest to you.
If you want more information about this topic and other topics, consult
Ecuador's tourism site
and get all the information that you need!