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Travel Notice for Ecuador

16 January 2024

In view of the ongoing incidents of violent crime and civil unrest, the Government of Ecuador has declared a 60-day nationwide State of Emergency on 8 January 2024. From 23 January 2024, each canton in Ecuador will be assigned one of the following risk levels which dictates curfew hours for that area:

  • Cantons in the “high” risk level: 12am to 5am.
  • Cantons in the “medium” risk level: 2am to 5am.
  • Cantons in the “low” risk level have no curfews in place.

For the list of risk levels, please contact your travel agent or the nearest Embassy of Ecuador.

In view of the unstable security situation, MFA advises Singaporeans to exercise a high degree of caution while in Ecuador, and to take all necessary precautions for their personal safety, including monitoring the local news and heeding the instructions of local authorities. While the curfew is in effect, Singaporeans must stay indoors. Singaporeans should avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place and leave as soon as possible for safer areas, where necessary. Travellers should also purchase comprehensive travel insurance and medical insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.

Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg so that we may contact you should the need arise. Those in need of consular assistance may contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) at:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hrs)
Address: Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Travellers should refer to the ICA website for the latest information on travelling to/from or transiting through Singapore.  For the latest updates on Singapore’s COVID-19 situation, please refer to the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19.

Singaporeans can visit Ecuador for up to 90 days without a visa.

 As entry and immigration requirements may change at short notice, we advise you to visit the website of the Ministry of Tourism (https://ecuador.travel/en/) for the most updated information and to contact your travel agency, the nearest Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador, or refer to the Ecuador Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility website (https://cancilleria.gob.ec) to ensure that you have accurate information for your specific purpose prior to departure.

Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing jewellery. If robbed, it is safer to hand over your cash and valuables without resistance. Use only official taxis. Engage only reputable tour operators and local guides.

Drug offences carry heavy penalties. Pack your own luggage and do not accept ‘gifts’ from strangers or new acquaintances.

Identification must be provided on request. Travellers should carry at least a photocopy of their passport and the entry stamp page at all times. Authorities may detain individuals without identification. 

Prior to your travel, consult your doctor for travel health advice regarding vaccinations required or recommended and purchase comprehensive travel insurance.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is a risk of yellow fever transmission in EcuadorAll travellers, including Singapore residents, who arrive in Singapore from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission (i.e. wholly or partly endemic for yellow fever) are required to have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate. Otherwise, they are liable to be quarantined under Section 31 of the Infectious Disease Act, for up to six days upon arrival in Singapore. Non-residents who refuse quarantine will be turned away and returned to his/her place of origin or last port of embarkation.

This approach is consistent with the World Health Organization’s recommendations in the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).

The International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is only considered valid 10 days after vaccination and the validity lasts for the life of the person vaccinated.

Please ask your doctor to review your suitability for the yellow fever vaccine.

Please refer to MOH website https://www.moh.gov.sg/diseases-updates/yellow-fever for more information on yellow fever. 

Forest fires and earthquakes may occur in Ecuador. Know what to do in the event of a natural disaster. Monitor the local news and follow the advice of the local authorities.




All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are encouraged to register your travel itinerary abroad on the MFA eRegister system. you may login to our eRegister portal via your SingPass account and submit a registration. The information you provide us will allow us to contact you in order to make sure that you are safe and, if need be, assist you should an emergency (e.g., natural disasters. civil unrest, etc) occur.

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 5 February 2024]

Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.

Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.


For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling

  • Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrest or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
  • In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

Advisory: Email Scams

There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport numbers, address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

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