Avoid travelling by yourself if you plan to visit the
Ecuadorian northern border (limit with Colombia). We recommend
to use a travel agency’s service. At this moment subversive
groups operate in Colombia, a few miles from the Ecuadorian
border. Even though there hasn’t been known any cases of
assaults lately, is better to prevent.
Always carry your passport
while traveling in Ecuador. Police checks are semi-frequent
and it may be a problem if you are caught without your
documents. However, if you are staying in
Guayaquil or another large
city for an extended period, it is advisable that you carry
only a copy of your passport.
foreign embassies provide their citizens with an "official"
copy of their passport that is recognized by Ecuadorian law.
Report lost or stolen passports immediately to your embassy or