till the next 16 january, travelers arriving in the United States from Florida to Ecuador They will not be required to submit a PCR test for COVID-19 upon arrival. In addition to a person entering the airport as a passenger companion, the Emergency Steering Committee (COE) of Ecuador authorized this measure.
This decision is justified due to the high demand for RT-PCR tests in the United States and the difficulty of getting travelers one 72 hours in advance., due to which they had to miss their trips and cancel last minute flights. Then, a request from the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works for passengers living in Ecuador and returning to the country from any airport terminal in the state of Florida to board their flight under a temporary exemption of presentation Huh. test, but meeting certain criteria.
First, Passengers must present a certificate, card or vaccination card with the full schedule of three vaccines or with the application of a second dose at least 14 days prior to travel. Afterwards, Upon arrival at the airport terminals of Quito or Guayaquil, the passenger must apply the missing RT-PCR test, Finally, The passenger will have to preventively isolate himself for 14 days (telephone screening will be done for follow-up on the passenger, who will be obliged to report the results of the PCR). This authorization will be valid till 23:59 hrs on 16th January.
The national COE ordered local governments to administer airport terminals that customize their facilities and personnel to require certificates of vaccination against COVID-19. The decision to have one person accompany each passenger at Guayaquil Airport will also be extended until January 16.
Mayor of Guayaquil, Cynthia Wittrichcriticized the temporary relaxation of the CoE and decided to disregard it. He assured that COVID has no nationality, but it is global. Then all travelers arriving in Guayaquil from abroad must present evidence. Viteri assured “everyone who goes to the city of Guayaquil from abroad, so to speak, will have to come with a PCR test.” Neither emergency officials nor health officials have spoken about these statements.
Ecuador’s Ministry of Public Health orders new special requirements changing the presentation of the RT-PCR test For travelers arriving from the United States who live in Ecuador, who return to the country and who have not been able to take a PCR test.
In addition to the requirements established by the CoE, he said that for the people of the area where The immunization schedule predicts application of the vaccine 6 months after COVID-19 infection and has not been vaccinated for this reason must present a certificate indicating this and a negative RT-PCR test upon arrival in Ecuador .
In addition, if the traveler cannot receive the vaccine due to health problems, they must present a medical certificate proving such condition along with a negative PCR test.
Finally, Upon boarding a flight, the passenger shall submit a form on the official website of the Travelers Health Declaration, Campaign which promotes the State Portfolio, If you do not have a digital certificate, you can submit a physical form provided by the same airline.
According to official figures, Ecuador recorded a new record of Covid-19 infections during the past week. Between Sunday 2 and Saturday 8 January, the total cases rose to 15,008.According to the report of the Ministry of Health. Earlier, the weekly record for infections stood at 13,037 between April 25 and May 1, 2021, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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