Ecuador visa requirements for Ghanaians

Ecuadorean Visa is not required for Ghanaians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

Ghanaian passport holders can stay in Ecuador visa-free for a duration of 90 days.  Ghanaians visiting Ecuador must provide a passport with at least six months of validity and an onward/return ticket before entry into the country.  Visitors must have health insurance that will cover any health issues during their visit to Ecuador. Visitors intending to stay for more than 90 days within a year, should go to an Ecuador consulate in your home country and apply for the 12-IX visa. Often referred to as the Tourist, Commercial or Sports Visa, this allows you to stay in the country for up to 180 days in a year.  Visitors are required to provide a police certificate with a criminal record from their origin. You don’t require a tourist visa for stays less than 90 days in any 12-month period. There is a 5 percent tax on currency taken out of Ecuador above $1098.00. Ghanaians visiting Ecuador with pets must obtain a certificate of vaccination and must obtain an import license from the embassy or high commission. Ghanaians visiting Ecuador must check for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza vaccines. Direct flights are available from Kotoka International Airport Accra, Ghana to Quito, Ecuador and may last for up to 11 – 12 hours long. Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in Ecuador, with the Roman Catholic, are the main denomination. Because the time zone currently in use in Ecuador is the Ecuadorian Time (GMT-5), Ghana is 5 hours ahead of Ecuador. Getting around in Ecuador is possible through various public transportation including domestic flights, car rentals, trains, buses, taxis. Ecuador uses 110 volts, 60 cycle electricity, same as the US. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat types so US travelers will not typically need a converter or adapter. Ecuador has a subtropical climate with temperatures in the region of 25 °C (77 °F). Coastal areas are affected by ocean currents and between January and April are hot and rainy.  On the coast, the dry season from late May and June to November is unpleasantly cool, muggy and overcast. So if you like lying on beaches, then the rainy season from December / January to April / May is surprisingly the best time to visit Ecuador.  Although Spanish is the official language of Ecuador, there are about ten native languages are spoken in Ecuador including Quichua, an Inca language, is spoken by the Indian population. Visitors might want to pick up some basic Spanish phrases to help them navigate communications in rural spaces. Visitors taking pictures are advised to be respectful and conscious of their environment while at it. Photo subjects or their guardians might need to be tipped in some cases.

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