With the outbreak of the new COVID-19 virus,
popularly known as coronavirus, Ecuador has prepared to effectively detect any
irregularity in national and foreign citizens who decide to enter or leave the nation.
The local authorities of Ecuador have made exhaustive efforts to prevent the
spread of the virus, especially at the country’s airports, especially at the
Quito airport, which has one of the most rigorous security protocols in the
This time we want to talk to you about some actions
that the Ecuadorian authorities are taking in hand upon the arrival of the
coronavirus in the country, especially in the field of tourism, this way they
can try to take care of the health of travelers.
In addition to the strict cleaning regulations that
airport staff abide by, before landing, passengers must complete a written
statement about their health, where they will also declare personal and
Airlines arriving in Ecuador will distribute the
traveler’s health declaration form on the planes so that the passenger can
deliver it to the Ministry of Health personnel upon arrival.
Data to fill in the form:
- General information such as names, contact telephone
number, country and residence address
- Information with flight number, seat number
- Arrival date
- The country where the trip started
- Countries and cities where connections were made
- The detail of the places you have visited in the last
- Fill out an asymptomatic questionnaire about fever, headache,
malaise and dry cough.
The obligation to deliver this document is one of the
new measures adopted by Ecuador to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
People without suspicion of coronavirus symptoms will
receive an affidavit of admission and will be able to follow Immigration. On
the contrary, people with suspected symptoms of the new virus will be referred
to the Health Control Unit to be interviewed.
What is preventive isolation in
Galapagos due to coronavirus?
Through various means of communication, it was
informed that anyone, regardless of their nationality, who fails to comply with
mandatory preventive isolation, uninterrupted for 14 days and who comes from
China, Spain, France, Iran, Germany, will be prevented from entering the
Galapagos. , South Korea and Italy, as well as anyone who has passed through
France or Spain.
Low mortality rate
According to the British media, BBC World, the
mortality of the new coronavirus depends on many factors, such as age, sex,
physical conditions, among other characteristics that play a determining role
in the transmission of the patient.
Also, although the new coronavirus has spread rapidly
throughout the world, it is worth mentioning that more than 54% of these cases
have recovered, almost 42% are in the process of recovery, leaving a mortality
rate of approximately 4 %.
No record of coronavirus in the
So far, no case of coronavirus has been registered in
the Galapagos Islands, however, the transit technicians of the Governing
Council of the Special Regime of Galapagos (CGREG) will carry out a migration
interview in authorized ports and airports, with the aim of establishing a
registry of origin and permanence of travelers in Galapagos.
What are the signs and symptoms of
Coronavirus (COVID-19) causes fever, cough, and
difficulty breathing. Its symptoms are quite similar to those of the cold or
flu. Infection with this virus can be more serious in some people, especially
if they have health problems.
How is the coronavirus spread?
In general, the coronavirus can be spread through
liquid droplets that spread through the air when a person coughs or sneezes.
How to protect yourself from the
As with other viruses, the best way to protect
yourself and your family is to do the following:
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. Wash for at
least 20 seconds in a row with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer that
contains at least 60% alcohol. Teach your children to do the same.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth,
especially if you haven’t washed your hands before. Clean and disinfect objects
and surfaces that are often touched.
If by answering the
“Traveler’s Health Declaration” form all your answers are negative, and if you
also have no symptoms, then you have nothing to worry about. It is up to you to
remain alert to any discomfort, be cautious and take into account the
recommendations of the experts, keep your medical history in mind and avoid as much
as possible any action that could put you at risk.