Time difference with Switzerland
- 6 h / - 7 h during our summer time
- 7 h (Galapagos) / - 8 h during our summer time
Country code for calling Switzerland
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/120 volt / adapter required
Travel documents for Swiss citizens
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Travelers are advised to carry with them their passport or a photocopy thereof.
Extension available on site.
Swiss Embassy / Consulate
Quito, Juan Pablo Sanz y Avenida Amazonas 3617, Edificio Xerox, 2do piso
Tel. +593 2 243 41 13 / +593 2 243 49 48 / +593 2 243 49 49
9.00 - 16.00/18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h and 15.00 - 19.00/20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Year-round risk of malaria below 1500 m. No risk of malaria in Quito, Guayaquil, Galapagos Islands.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
The Galapagos Islands are part of Ecuador.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Travel to border areas with Colombia (in the provinces Carchi, Sucumbios, Orellana and eastern half of the province Pastaza) not advised.
Land mines are still found in parts of the border area with Peru (especially in the vicinity of military installations).
High crime rate.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/