EMBASSY IN FRANCE
Tél. : 01 45 61 10 21
CURRENCY & EXCHANGE
The US dollar replaces the old national currency, the sugar. It is recommended to bring small US dollar bills or traveler’s checks in US dollars. Like anywhere you have to be vigilant when doing transactions and exchange money in banks or official and secured exchange bureau.
Tipping is essential. It is recommended to leave a 10% tip of the value of the beverage.
From July 22, 2018, it will be mandatory to present on arrival in Ecuador a contract of assistance or insurance to cover all medical expenses.
No vaccination is mandatory to enter the country. Do not forget to take with you all medication you need if you are following a specific treatment. It is recommended to be up-to-date of all your vaccinations such as Diphtheria, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis (DT Polio), Hepatitis A and B. In the Amazonian region you need to forearm yourself against malaria. Some visitors can suffer from altitude sickness. Please consult with your private doctor before traveling. We recommend to drink mineral water and to get protection for mosquito bites.