At Gulliver Expeditions, we have been working hard to give you the best possible travel experience during the Covid pandemic. Therefore, we follow all Covid protocols for your safety is our priority. The following information is all the updated covid travel guidelines that will help you avoid confusion and risks while you travel safely, and enjoy your trip.
UPDATE: JANUARY 13th, 2020
Covid Tests Required Returning to the US
Going into effect on January 26th, 2021, anyone returning to the United States from international destinations will be required to present a negative viral Covid-19 test. The new protocol states that the test must be taken within 72 hours before boarding any flight returning to the US. The test must be shown to the airline before boarding and must be done regardless of vaccination status. Proof of immunization will not be sufficient. There are no exceptions for flyers without the test. If documentation can not be provided, or have decided to not take the test, the airline is obligated to deny boarding. This information comes directly from the United States CDC agency (Center for Disease Control).
If you will be traveling with Gulliver Expeditions in the future, you can talk to your travel agent to find the closest available clinic in order to take your viral Covid-19 test before boarding your flight. Your travel agent will be happy to discuss the various options available to help make your travels stress and hassle-free.
UPDATE: AUGUST 28, 2020
13 PROTECTED AREAS REOPEN THEIR DOORS TO TOURISTS
In less than a week, Ecuador has made another announcement regarding the reopening of 13 protected areas on mainland Ecuador. Hiking, photography, sport fishing, mountaineering, flora and fauna observation and cycling are the main activities that can now be carried out in the following locations:
All visitors who enter these natural spaces must comply, on a mandatory basis, with various biosecurity measures that include the use of a mask, have alcohol or alcohol gel and follow the regulations of the park rangers.
To date, the Ministry of the Environment and Water has gradually reopened nine other protected areas: Cotopaxi National Park, Galapagos National Park, Cajas National Park, Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve (Ventanillas, Moraspumbo and the Crater), Cayambe National Park- Coca (Puruhanta Lagoon, Nucanchi Turupamba Wetlands complex), Ilinizas Ecological Reserve (Quilotoa Lagoon), El Boliche National Recreation Area, Chimborazo Fauna Production Reserve (Talahua Cyclical Route and Cruz del Arenal Yurak Uksha and Carihuairazo) and Park Nacional Llanganates (Salayambo Sector), with the aim of boosting the local economy and the country’s tourism sector.
UPDATE: AUGUST 26, 2020
HIGH MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES ARE RESUMED
UPDATE: AUGUST 21, 2020
CHIMBORAZO’S NATURAL RESERVE REOPENS
On August 21st, the Ministry of Environment announced that the Chimborazo Natural Reserve would be open once more to visitors. This is great news for tourists looking to visit more amazing Ecuador destinations. The following are the available activities:
Please keep in mind that all visitors to the Chimborazo Reserve will be required to following protocol for your safety:
If you need any assistance in planning a trip to the Chimborazo Reserve, please contact our travel experts, they are eager to assist!
UPDATE: AUGUST 15, 2020
ECUADOR AND GALAPAGOS TRAVEL AND INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS
Ecuador has announced that travelers with negative Covid PCR tests will be able to travel freely in the country in continental Ecuador. Here is the information you need to know so you can once again plan your trip in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands!
Proof of a negative COVID PCR test must be taken no more than 10 days before entering the country. As long as the traveler does not present symptoms of COVID, the traveler will not need to perform a mandatory preventive quarantine. They will be able to move freely within the continental territory of Ecuador. This is amazing news, because it means we will now be able to welcome you once more to the many adventures you have been patiently waiting for!
If arriving without the results of the PCR, the test must be purchased and taken upon arrival. Afterwards, the traveler must then proceed immediately to quarantine in a hotel, hostel or other temporary accommodation authorized for this purpose. If the traveler receives a negative result, they may continue to travel as they wish in mainland Ecuador. If the test is otherwise positive, they will have to complete the remainder of quarantine through the complete 14 days and necessary health care will be provided.
If a traveler should arrive in Ecuador with any symptoms of COVID upon their arrival in Ecuador, they will be required to perform a RT-PCR test at their own expense and proceed to quarantine EVEN if the traveler presents a negative PCR test at the airport of entry.
If you are ready to begin planning your trip once more to Ecuador or Galapagos, contact us today!
For Galapagos Travel, you’ll see that the regulations are a little different. Please read the following carefully for Galapagos Travel.
With all this information, you are now ready to begin making your dreams a reality once more! Of course, the details above may be subject to change in the future. However, we will make sure to update you of any additional notices pertaining to your travels in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands!
During any tour or visit you can trust that Gulliver guides will take the preventive measures necessary for your safety. You can trust and feel safe knowing you are in safe hands when traveling with Gulliver travel guides. They know the best routes, the best places to visit, eat, and how to provide only the best possible experiences; even amid traveling during Covid, you will visit the best areas with the least amount of traffic and people, keeping your risks low and traveling safe and sound.
We want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience while traveling with Gulliver Expeditions. As a creator of experiences, we’ve arranged all of this and will arrange all that is necessary in order for you, our guest, to fully enjoy your time traveling with Gulliver Expeditions. Please contact us today in order to arrange your next adventure!
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Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.
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