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Ecuador
Republic of Ecuador
Last Updated: November 15, 2013

Exercise normal precautions in Ecuador. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do not travel to:

  • The northern border with Colombia due to crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the 

Exercise normal precautions in Ecuador. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do not travel to:

  • The northern border with Colombia due to crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Ecuador:

Northern Border with Colombia

This region has a higher rate of ransom kidnappings than the rest of Ecuador.  

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens at Ecuador’s northern border with Colombia as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to the northern border region to include the provinces of Sucumbíos, Carchi and Esmeraldas north of and including Esmeraldas City. However, U.S. government personnel are permitted to travel to the northern bank of the Napo River in Sucumbíos, where tourist lodges are located, an area approximately four miles wide. 

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

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Ecuador
Republic of Ecuador
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