UPDATE: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Galapagos Islands
UPDATED: The Galapagos Islands has among its 3 inhabitable islands 73 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of which 6 infected are on San Cristóbal Island, 14 on Santa Cruz Island, 3 on Isabela Island and 48 are on board in the cruise ship Celebrity Flora.
As of April 2nd 2020, Ecuadorian authorities have stated that international and national flights won’t operate throughout April.
Galapagos authorities have imposed travel restrictions that will apply to some travelers going to the Galapagos Islands from the Ecuadorian mainland.
Before planning your trip to the Galapagos, please keep the following in mind:
Art.- 1.- Foreign or nationals coming from any country will not be permitted entry to the Galapagos from March 15th 2020 at 00:00.
Art.- 2.- People who are in continental Ecuador and do not fall within the provisions of article 1 of this resolution, prior to traveling to Galapagos, will be evaluated by medical personnel from the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), in accordance with the protocol established for The effect. In the event that medical personnel detect that a person presents symptoms that meet the definition established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for “COVID-19”, they will inform the individual to the CGREG personnel and they will proceed to prohibit their entrance to the province.
The control established in this article will be carried out without prejudice to the provisions of article 1 of the
Norma Wray, minister president of the Governing Council of the Special Regime of Galapagos, indicated that the measure will be enforced for 21 days, after which it will be reviewed if it is extended or changed depending on the circumstances.
We recommend that you do not cancel your trip to the Galapagos if you have made a reservation for the months of March and April. If you have contracted a tour with us we can help you change the date for the following months.
For up-to-date information about coronavirus, please consult the following Situation Reports by the World Health Organization.