When to goIt is possible to travel to Ecuador year round. It all depends on what you want to do there. The climate in the Amazon is obviously not the same as on the coast or in the Andes.
Entry requirementsBritish nationals only need a passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of entry for a trip to Ecuador lasting less than 3 months. If you are planning to stay longer, a visa is necessary.
Health adviceThere is no obligatory vaccination. However, because of the local situation, yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis A vaccinations are highly recommended. Provide for a treatment against malaria for any stay in the Amazon and against mountain sickness for the Andes.
Airline ticketsA return ticket for Quito costs between €600 and €1300. It all depends on the airline, date of travel and of the date of purchase of the ticket.
Time difference-6 hr in summer and -5 hr in winter. When it is 12 p.m. in London, it is 6 or 7 a.m. in Quito depending on the season.
LanguageSpanish is the official language and spoken by all the inhabitants. Some Indians speak a sort of Quechua and English is often considered to be the language of the gringos.
Ecuador Embassy in London
Flat 3b, 3 Hans Crescent
London SW1X 0LS
Tel: 0207 584 1367
British Consul in Ecuador
Citiplaza Building, Naciones Unidas Avenue and Republica de El Salvador, 14 th Floor
Switchboard: (593) (2)2970 800 / 801
Phone and internet connection
Country Code +593
Internet is accessible anywhere in Ecuador from the many internet cafes or hotels.