COVID-19 action plan

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Tropical Herping follows the protocols established by: Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism, Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Health, World Health Organization (WHO), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) in order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 contagion. For our operations, we select partners (hotels, restaurants, and drivers) who follow the health and hygiene protocols aligned with local regulations.

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At the beginning of each trip, our tour leaders will provide guidelines to ensure the group correctly follows the protocols established by the local authorities. These are as follows:

For passengers:

For guides and tour leaders:

During transportation:

At restaurants:

At hotel and lodges:

Entry requirements for Ecuador and Galápagos

All travelers arriving in Ecuador should provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken no more than ten (10) days before entering the country. As long as the traveler does not present symptoms of COVID, the traveler does not need to perform mandatory preventive quarantine and they may freely move within the continental territory of Ecuador.

All travelers wishing to visit Galápagos must show proof of a PCR test with a negative result taken within 96 hours of entry into the islands. With a valid negative PCR result, there is no quarantine required upon arrival in Galápagos.