A new official release has been sent by the Tourism Board informing the following:
According to the Official Registry No. 938, dated February the 6th of 2017 and specifically articles 53 and 56:
The requirement for presenting proof of international health insurance for tourists entering the country will be valid and applied starting on February 2018.
Please note in case of failing to show proof of international insurance, you will be required to close a contract with a local supplier on spot for the duration of your stay.
This new information overtakes the previous release, which stated this visa requirement to be valid as of September 2017, as now moved to the official date of February the 1st of 2018.
The insurance requirement also counts for everyone who is applying for a Visa, starting already from May 2017.
In case of further official announcements by the Tourism Board or the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health, we will inform you on a timely manner after validating the information.
The official announcement from the ministry of Tourism you can find on: Andean Newsletter