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UPDATE: As of Monday, 3/16/20, the Environmental Ministry of Ecuador has restricted all visitors to the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Marine Reserve. All visitor sites are closed, and all foreign visitors are leaving the Islands today. We recommend periodically checking the website for the US Embassy in Ecuador for travel restriction updates, as well as the Environmental Ministry’s website for updates specific to Galapagos and other parts of Ecuador, as the situation is fluid and changing rapidly.
If you’re planning to travel to Ecuador in the near future, and specifically to Galapagos, we recommend taking the steps listed below prior to your trip. Government policies are changing frequently during the COVID-19 outbreak, and several resources may be useful in staying up to date on the latest developments.
We cannot make specific travel recommendations, but staying informed with the above and other resources will help travelers to be prepared and have the information they need to make their own decisions. If you have a specific question or comment, please send us an email.