Visa policy of Ecuador

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Ecuador has one of the most lenient visa policies in the world as most visitors are not obliged to obtain a visa for stays up to 90 days, except citizens of Peru and Venezuela who are allowed a maximum stay of 180 days, and citizens of China who are allowed to stay for 90 days per calendar year. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months, except for citizens of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay. Citizens of those countries can also enter Ecuador with ID card only.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Ecuador

Visa requirement[edit]

Nationals of the following 13 countries require a visa for Ecuador.[1]

1 - A visa is not required if holding an approval code.


All visitors to Galápagos Islands must pre-register online and obtain a Transit Control Card at the airport.[6]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Ecuador were nationals of the following countries:[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ Foundation, Thomson Reuters. "Ecuador to impose visa requirements on Cuban citizens".
  3. ^ "- The Washington Post" – via
  4. ^ "Ecuador solicitará visa de turista a los cubanos desde el 1 de diciembre". 26 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Ecuador imposes visa regulations on N. Koreans ⋆ Epeak World News". 30 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Pre-registro TCT". Archived from the original on 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  7. ^ "Estadisticas Turismo Ecuador Entradas Salidas Ecuador- Optur".

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