Quito, April 13th 2020
With the WHO’s announcement of a pandemic, the Ecuadorian government has decided to implement more drastic measures aimed at containing the outbreak.
Among many other measures, it declared today that all foreign nationals will be denied entry into the country from midnight on Sunday, March 15th and all Ecuadorian nationals or residents from Monday, March 16th. We wholeheartedly support the government’s decisions for the sake of the greater good.
Due to the severe disruption this will cause to international air travel both to and from Ecuador, and with our guests’ well-being always utmost in our minds, we believe the best course of action is for us to suspend our Galapagos and Ecuador operations from March 17th until the end of May.
We deeply regret curtailing guests’ precious travel time in this way. But we obviously have to adhere to the government’s instructions and keep everyone safe and well.