How easy are Ecuador's international arrival procedures?
It’s a breeze! Tourists receive a free entrance stamp on their passport that automatically gives them a 90-day visa to stay in the country.
Do I need a visa to go to the Galapagos?
No. The 90-day tourist visa you automatically receive upon arriving in Ecuador is all that’s needed. Please keep in mind that your passport must still have a minimum 6-months of validity to be allowed into the country.
The Galapagos National Park (abbreviated as GNP) requires all foreign visitors over the age of 12 to pay an obligatory fee of USD 100 to enter the park; anyone under 12 pays USD 50. Funds from this entrance fee are used to finance the conservation of the Galapagos Islands and numerous other ecological and social initiatives in the archipelago. Additionally, there is a USD 20 transit control card required to travel to the Galapagos. This card can be acquired at either one of the airports in Guayaquil or Quito.