Updated 28 th April
Ecuador’s Land and Sea borders remain closed to foreigners. Arriving by air:
Travellers must present a negative COVID PCR or antigen test result for entry; the test must
be taken within 72 hours before departure, instead of 10 days, as before.
Travellers with proof of having received a full dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine may
enter without a negative PCR test. If you’ve been vaccinated – come on down!!!
Travellers diagnosed with COVID-19, with the onset of symptoms occurring more than a
month before travel and who continue to have a positive result in their PCR test, may still
enter Ecuador, provided they do not present symptoms and provide a medical certificate
confirming their good health.
Ecuador has no quarantine/self-isolation requirements,
Life in Our Hostel
The Secret Garden complies with all relevant covid-19 requirements. We have a large hostel and to
enable social distancing we ensure that the hostel is never more than 50% full.
Travelling in Ecuador
Ecuador continues to relax the various covid restrictions and we expect this will continue. Most of
the tourism infrastructure (hostels, restaurants, national parks, tourist attractions, public
transport/intercity buses, flights to Galapagos etc.) has re-opened over the past couple of months.
The Secret Garden Cotopaxi is also open and while things are still a bit quiet we are offering some
great long stay discounts. E.g. 7 nights in a dorm incl all meals, snacks, tea, coffee etc. and some free
tours from $140, incl tax.
We’ll update this page when we hear of any changes. And please don’t hesitate to drop us an email
if you have further questions or need to clarify any details – email@example.com