Ecuador visa requirements for Namibians

Travel and visa requirements

Ecuadorean Visa is not required for Namibians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Namibia can travel to Ecuador without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.
  • Visitors are to have a passport valid for at least three months from the intended date of arrival into Ecuador. The passport should have two blank pages for stamps.
  • Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and other documents required for their next trip or return to their home country.
  • Travellers are not allowed to bring in narcotics, live animals and their parts, gold bars and antiques.
  • To bring in pets, travellers must have a health certificate that is issued by an authorized governmental veterinarian and approved by the local health authorities in the home country.
  • The official currency used in Ecuador is the United States dollar(USD or $). Ecuadorian Centavo coins are also used along with US cents.
  • Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries with over one hundred different types of hummingbirds and thousands of orchid varieties.
  • There are a lot of tourist attractions in Ecuador. The Amazon rain forest and parks such as Yasuni National parks are good places to start tourist visits.
  • Beaches in Ecuador are also great and they provide hotels at a relatively inexpensive price, good food and welcoming people.
  • The main Internet service providers in Ecuador are TV Cable, CNT and PuntoNet while Claro and Movistar offer thumb drive or dongle connections.
  • The power sockets in Ecuador are type A and type B. The voltage is 110-220V and the frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Namibia operates a time zone of GMT+2 and Ecuador GMT-5 so Namibia is 7 hours ahead of Ecuador.
  • Most people who visit Ecuador enjoy volunteering especially with the Peace corps.
  • The most prevalent illness in Ecuador are foodborne illnesses and can be treated with digestive drugs such as antacids or antidiarrheals.
  • Ecuador has a population made up of predominately Christians. About 95% of the population are Christians particularly Roman Catholics.
  • There are two seasons in Ecuador, wet and dry season. Dry season runs from December to May while the rest of the year is usually warm.
  • The widely spoken language in Ecuador is Spanish, Quichua is also spoken but by the Indian population of the country. English is only spoken in tourist destinations and is the most spoken foreign language.
  • A good place to learn Spanish is Ecuador as the country records a high number of people travelling to learn Spanish on a daily basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need vaccinations for Ecuador?

No special vaccinations are required for a trip to Ecuador. Yellow fever and Hepatitis A vaccination are however recommended and if you are travelling to rural areas, you can add vaccinations for typhoid, rabies, and hepatitis B.

Is it safe to swim in Ecuador?

Most beaches in Ecuador are safe to swim in although rocks and sea creatures can pose a threat if you get to the shallows of the beaches. Some other beaches have strong undertow so ensure that you are aware of the tide and condition of the beach before going for a swim. 

Can I eat local fruits and vegetables in Ecuador?

Fruits sold by the roadside in Ecuador are safe to eat as long as they are properly washed so when you buy fruits, ensure that you wash it personally before eating. Vegetables such as salad gotten in restaurants should not be eaten unless it is stated that they wash their vegetables with decontaminated water.

How is the health sector in Ecuador?

Ecuador has a comprehensive national health system that provides free healthcare to all residents without insurance. In developed cities and urban areas, there are high-quality doctors and appropriate medical facilities but these may be lacking in rural areas. Pharmacies that treat minor illnesses can easily be found in small cities.

What should I do in case of emergencies?

If something comes up during your stay in Ecuador, you can dial the emergency numbers available. The numbers vary depending on the region. In Quito and Ibarra, dial 911, in Cuenca, Loja, and Guayaquil dial 112. Everywhere else, dial 101 for police, 102 for an ambulance or firefighters, and 131 for the Red Cross. Most operators only speak Spanish.