Ecuador travel Visa requirements for Somali citizens

Travel and visa requirements

Ecuadorean Visa is not required for Somalia citizens

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Somalia citizens can travel to Ecuador by obtaining an electronic visa at the embassy portal to stay for up to 90 days. 
  • Visitors are required to possess a passport with a validity of at least another 3 months from the date of arrival.
  • Citizens of Somalia visiting Ecuador are required to provide a certificate of Vaccination for Hepatitis A, Polio,  Tetanus, Typhoid and Yellow Fever.
  • Visitors must have return or onward tickets and all documents required for their next trip.
  • Visitors are allowed the free import of a moderate amount of perfume, One litre of alcoholic drinks, 200 grammes of tobacco, 50 cigars, or 300 cigarettes, Gifts and personal objects up to the value of:
  • - USD 200 if travellers are staying abroad for up to 7 days;
  • - USD 300 if travellers are staying abroad for 8 days up to six months;
  • - USD 400 if travellers are staying abroad for six months up to two years;
  • - USD 500 if travellers are staying abroad for two years or more; such amounts are estimated regardless of the age of travellers.
  • Dry or fresh meat, unpreserved meat products and all kinds of plants and vegetables require previous permission from the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Visitors are allowed to depart with a moderate amount of cigarettes, tobacco and national alcoholic drinks. 
  • Goods such as narcotics, live animals and their parts, gold bars and antiques are prohibited from entry.
  • 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. 
  • In Ecuador, the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Dogs require a certificate of vaccination against rabies issued within three months of arrival in Ecuador.
  • A traveller's luggage should be cleared at the first airport of entry in Ecuador.
  • Visitors arriving with more than two pieces of checked luggage have to pay high customs duties as follows: For the third bag: USD 200; For the fourth bag: USD 400; Starting from the fifth bag, all checked luggage will be revised and a customs tax has to be paid for the total content of all bags.
  • Visitors departing on international flights are not required to pay an airport departure tax.
  • The estimated flight time from Mogadishu, Somalia to Quito, Ecuador is 17 hours, 38 minutes.
  • Ecuador has a wet and dry season. The period from December to May (winter) is hot and humid while the rest of the year is warm and pleasant.
  • Because of its three mainland regions, Ecuador's climate is varied.
  • Christianity is the most predominant religion practised in Ecuador.
  • Electricity in Ecuador is either not available or erratic in rural areas.
  • Ecuador uses six transportation methods to transport passengers; they are aviation, highways, pipelines, ports and harbours, railways and waterways.
  • The official language of Ecuador is Spanish, which is spoken by approximately 93% of the population.
  • Ecuador uses the Quito time zone (GMT-5), hence, Somalia is 8 hours ahead of Ecuador.
  • Ecuador is the closest country to space and farther from the centre of the Earth.
  • The official name of Ecuador is República del Ecuador, which literally means “The Republic of the Equator” making the country the only country in the world named after a geographical feature
  • Ecuador has the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The Galapagos Islands and the city of Quito.
  • That iconic Panama Hat a lot of people love in the world actually originated from Ecuador
  • Ecuador’s biggest tourist attraction are its beaches to astonishing volcanoes and the Amazon Rain forest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ecuador safe for tourists?

Travellers hitting Ecuador's hot spots should use all the typical travel safety advice, with a few exceptions. Travellers are advised to take extra precautions in a few tourist areas in the capital city of Quito.

What are the major internet providers in Ecuador?

The main Internet service providers in Ecuador are TV Cable, CNT and PuntoNet while Claro and Movistar offer thumb drive or 'dongle' connections.

What is the capital of Ecuador?

Quito is the capital of Ecuador. It is situated on the lower slopes of the volcano Pichincha, which last erupted in 1666, in a narrow Andean valley at an elevation of 9,350 feet.

What is the best time of year to go to Ecuador?

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 the best time to visit Ecuador.