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Ecuador Travel warnings

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Ecuador

Ecuador is the second-smallest country in South America, but nowhere else on earth will you find so much natural diversity. In one day you see the Amazon Basin, volcanoes, cloud forests and the Pacific coast. You can s

Ecuador - Buses, Taxis and Automobiles

Ecuador is well known for its thrills and spills – be it erupting volcanoes, hair-raising white water rapids, or treks through the dangerous Amazon jungle – it certainly has its risks.However, one of the most risky

Petty Crime in Ecuador

Petty crime is rife in Ecuador. It’s not the worst place, and a whole lot safer than other places in South America, but it’s a problem. It’s a relatively poor nation so cell phones, laptops, portable music player

Galapagos Islands Safety Guide

The Galapagos Islands and the unique wildlife that helped Charles Darwin develop his theory of natural selection (or evolution) are in a vast national park controlled, administered, and protected by Ecuador, and they do

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#Ecuador 300 flee as Ecuador volcano hurls out huge rocks

about 6 years ago

#Ecuador: Tungurahua - 'The Fiery Throat' - erupts, spewing ash into the air. More on Ecuador volcano safety here:

over 6 years ago

Petty Crime in Ecuador

over 6 years ago

Australian govt ups travel advice for Ecuador to "Reconsider Your Need To Travel"

almost 7 years ago

Thousands protest controversial bill in Ecuador - #ecuador

over 7 years ago

Looking for travel safety tips for Ecuador and India - can anyone help?

over 7 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Ecuador

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Yellow fever

    Yellow fever is a virus infection, which cause a serious hepatitis. The vaccine provides protection for 10 years after a single injection. Countries where yellow fever is present are entitled to request a valid certificate documenting a vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before entry. The certificate is a stamp in the WHO yellow book.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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must i buy bottled water in Panama and Ecuador, incldg Galapogos.What abt food?Vaccines neccesary?

here's our safety guide to Ecuador. Not too much to be too concerned about if you take precautions. read more »
over 5 years ago

Ecuador volcanoes? is it safe?

Hiking around Ecuador's volcanoes is a popular activity.... best to check with the local authorities if there's been any recent activity or signs the volcano... read more »
over 6 years ago

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