VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

A visa is not required for a tourist stay of up to 90 days

Note:

Holders of emergency travel documents in transit do not require a visa

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

All restrictions on entry into Ecuador related to Covid-19 have been lifted. Evidence of vaccination or testing is no longer required for entry and transit.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia do not require a visa for entering Ecuador and staying for up to 90 days. Health insurance is not mandatory for entering Ecuador, but foreign tourists are recommended to get health insurance in the countries of their permanent residence.
Travellers arriving from countries with yellow fever epidemics (Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Uganda), and those intending to travel to the Ecuadorian part of the Amazon, will be requested to present an international certificate of vaccination upon entering the Republic of Ecuador. This means that any person arriving from countries that, according to the opinion of the World Health Organization, have a high risk of this disease, will have to be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to travel, as will tourists wishing to travel to the Ecuadorian part of the Amazon.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been signed.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION - Use bottled water and avoid meat and vegetables that have not been thermally processed.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is monitoring health situation trends on a daily level, particularly regarding epidemics, in Ecuador and other countries in the region. The results are published on the website www.who.int/ith. МD Travel Health publishes full health recommendations for travellers www.mdtravelhealth.com.

SECURITY SITUATION - On 8 January 2024, a 60-day state of emergency (SOE) was declared across Ecuador following an increase in criminal activity and security incidents. There is also a daily curfew from 11pm to 5am. Public gatherings are prohibited and military and police presence has been increased around key public buildings, airports, bus terminals and on the streets.

During the SOE, all foreign nationals entering Ecuador via land border crossings from Peru and Colombia must present a certificate of impunity certified by an Apostille.

Having everything in mind, Serbian citizens should reconsider the necessity of traveling to Ecuador, and if the trip is necessary, they should comply with all guidelines of local authorities, including respecting the curfew, carefully follow the announcements of the Government of Ecuador, as well as regularly receive information from trusted public sources in order to have accurate information about current threats and violent activities.

TRANSPORT - There is a well-developed transport structure that covers air and maritime transport, railways and roads.
Serbian citizens can drive motor vehicles within the territory of Ecuador if, in addition to a Serbian driver's licence, they have a valid international driving permit during the first 90 days of their stay. Thereafter they need to exchange it for an Ecuadorian driver’s licence.

OTHER - The US dollar is the official currency of Ecuador. Major payment cards, such as American Express, Diners Club, Visa, or Master Card, including those issued by Serbian banks for use abroad, are accepted in all tourist points. Daily expenses depend on the place and type of accommodation, and range from 30 to 70 USD. The daily costs of mountaineering or similar activities range from 35 to 80 USD.
The biggest tourist attraction in Ecuador is a visit to the Galapagos Islands where Charles Darwin studied the animal world and used his findings to present his theory of evolution. Special, much higher prices apply for visits to Galapagos. Tourist information can be found at www.ecuador.com, Ecuador Channel.

Contact information:

During your stay in Ecuador, for consular assistance and protection, you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Buenos Aires (address: Montevideo 696 C1019 ABN, BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA), at the following numbers: + 5411 / 4813-3445, + 5411 / 4813-3446, and e-mail address: srb.emb.argentina@mfa.rs