Ecuador is a country where visitors can experience unique sensations and breath-taking experiences, where each region: Galapagos, Pacific Coast, Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon opens a different world to the traveler. With eased access and direct flights from the United States, the destination facilitates international travel and welcomes eager explorers to discover the country of the 4 worlds.
The American continent, especially Latin America, is the region that has grown the most in terms of tourism and it is not surprising given its great number of activities and attractions that allow countries to create alliances and strategies to attract other markets. Among the various destinations, Ecuador is one of the 17 most megadiverse countries in the world and is considered the most biodiverse country per square kilometer (ratio between the number of species and the geographic extension). It is the second country in terms of diversity of endemic vertebrates per unit of territory, third in amphibian diversity and fourth in bird diversity. 18% of Ecuador's territory is considered a protected area, with respect to the land area of the terrestrial surface.
“We are proud to be part of a community where connectivity is the law of life and tourism holds more significance that one could imagine. As a destination that offers direct flights from the US, we welcome international travelers not only to discover the mythical land of Ecuador but to be part of a complex and diverse land that weaves alliances and networks in the world. We invite tourists to be part of a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living and seeing things,” said Niels Olsen, Minister of Tourism of Ecuador.
Tourism in Ecuador has been shifting and evolving in line with new global trends, population growth and demand, and market strategies that include sustainable development as the most relevant to attract visitors; the evolution of the public policy applied to the tourism sector has made it possible to advance in the State’s objectives in a shorter time than planned.
With 83 direct flights per week, 7 airlines including, American Airlines, Avianca, Delta Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways, make it possible and easy for international tourists to visit Ecuador, offering 9 direct routes from 4 destinations - Miami/Fort Lauderdale, New York City, Atlanta and Houston, detailed below:
American Airlines: Miami – Quito – Miami/ Miami – Guayaquil – Miami
Avianca: New York – Guayaquil – New York
Delta Airlines: Houston – Quito – Houston
United Airlines: Atlanta – Quito – Atlanta
JetBlue Airways: Fort Lauderdale – Quito – Fort Lauderdale / Fort Lauderdale – Guayaquil – Fort Lauderdale
Spirit Airlines: Fort Lauderdale – Guayaquil– Fort Lauderdale
LATAM Airlines: Miami – Quito – Miami
Ecuador no longer requests health declarations from travelers arriving in the country, nor PCR and antigen test results. *Effective as of February 16, 2023. National COE recommends voluntary use of face masks in public and air transportation. These decisions are the result of the effort of the National Government to promote a sustained recovery of the different economic activities and as a contribution to the Ecuadorian tourism sector so that more travelers arrive to the country.