Citizens of few countries including India do not need to apply for a visa in advance. They can get a Ecuador visa upon arrival in Ecuador provided they have the valid travel documents. The visa application is done when your flight lands or your car crosses the border into Ecuador.
If you are a citizen of India and want to visit Ecuador, then you don’t need a visa in advance. Though, in order to get visa on arrival traveller should have financial documents, passport with validity of 6 months and two blank pages, a return ticket, and travel insurance.
Ecuador is not a dangerous country, but there has been an explosion in 2018 in the bordering areas of Columbia. Get latest updates from Embassy or talk to the Visa Expert at Akbar Travels to know in detail about the Ecuador visa fees, crime rate, and safety guidelines while travelling to the paradise of birds.
Like every other tourist destination there are chances of petty thefts and mishaps if precautions are not taken. However, females need to be extra cautious as there have been reports of sexual harassment in Montanita, East Ecuador. Avoid interacting with strangers or drinking with them. Stay in groups, if you want to experience the nightlife.
Currently, there were reports of explosions, kidnapping, and attacks in the border areas adjoining Columbia. It is advised to avoid visiting the restricted area, 20km from the Columbian border, even if it is under army now. Esmeraldas and Montanita are also the regions that should be avoided.
A diverse country with unpredictable climate deserves . versatile packing. For Amazons and Islands, carry light, comfortable and stretchable clothes, but for mountain regions, you need multiple layers including sweatpants, sweaters, gloves, etc. If you are planning a cruise or going to attend a party then carry a formal dress,otherwise there is no need to carry heavy dresses with expensive jewellery and accessories. It is suggested to carry essentials like an umbrella, raincoat, torch, chargers, prescribed medications and extra pair of socks and undergarments. If you want to explore on the bike then preferably carry your own bicycle and headgears.
As per the current guidelines, Ecuador is a Zika virus-prone country. It is highly recommended to get yellow fever, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and malaria vaccinations. Authorities may ask for yellow fever certificate, so it is suggested to carry one photocopy and an original copy of the same. Lastly, take a small pouch bag of prescribed medication including anti-malarial medicines.
While in Ecuador do not forget to visit Otavalo, Cuenca, Banos, The Amazon, and Galapagos Islands.
The special markets of Cuenca and Gualaceo for handicrafts are the most popular markets with special ferias organised every day. Otavalo market is perfect for Indian and silver crafts, Plaza de Ponchos for tourists including textiles, painting, leather goods, and ornaments. The saquisli market of locals and Silver Stores in the capital are perfect for carvings, Panama Hats, woollen and handloom are great for souvenirs.
It is always advised to be insured in case of medical or travel emergencies. Akbar Travels can assist you with the ideal insurance policy to protect yourself against medical emergencies during travel as well as damage or loss of baggage.
The easiest way to apply for an Ecuador visa is to apply through an experienced travel agency like Akbar Travels. Our visa experts have been in the travel and tourism sectors for over 40 years. If you have questions about the Ecuador visa information, simply fill in a query form and a Visa Expert from Akbar Travels will get in touch with you.
Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Ecuador visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Ecuador visa application requirements. Read moreThroughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.
Here are the steps to apply for an Ecuador Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Ecuador visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Ecuador Visa.
Ecuador, a tiny yet versatile country of South America is located on the equator that’s why the name Ecuador. It is said that the weather here can change thrice a day and varies from region to region. The country is divided into three parts; mainly that consists of Costa- a beach destination with lively crowd perfect for surfing and soaking the sun; Sierra- for those travellers who love ice and winter. The snow-clad Andrean Mountains, tropical lands and history preserving colonial region will make you feel surreal. Lastly, if you want to explore the wild life, Galapagos Islands, the birthplace of Theory of Evolution is the region you must explore. The best part is that there is no need to apply for Ecuador visa for Indians. Read more
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