Ecuador visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Ecuadorean Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • South Africans can visit Ecuador for a period of 90 days without a visa. 
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador must have a passport valid for a duration of six months after their arrival in Ecuador.
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador should have an onward or return ticket and must show proof of sufficient funds throughout their stay in Ecuador. 
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador must show proof of yellow fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid vaccination. 
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador for tourist or business trip for 90 days does not need a visa, but if the stay will exceed 90 days a visa will be acquired either on arrival or Evisa. 
  • South Africans visiting Ecuador can ask for an extension for a longer period of six months in a year. 
  • Intending visitors can get to Quito, Ecuador from any international airport in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
  • South African Airways, TAAG, British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Turkish Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from South Africa to Ecuador.
  • The estimated flight time from Johannesburg to Quito is 1 day, 2 hours, 1 day, 1 hour from Cape Town, and 1 day, 5 hours from Bloemfontein. 
  • Because Ecuador’s official currency is the United States Dollar, visitors with dollar bills would have no need to make a currency exchange, however, if intending visitors will be travelling with the South African Rand, they can exchange it for dollars in any foreign exchange offices or banks in Ecuador. It is best though to travel with dollar bills beforehand so as to avoid the hitches that might come with currency conversion.
  • ATMs are available in many parts of Ecuador, and they can be found in most hotels and major places of business, where credit and debit cards are readily accepted. Other local business outlets strictly accept cash.
  • Ecuador has a mostly subtropical highland climate, with the coastal lowlands warm and the coastal regions affected by ocean currents, heat and rain.
  • Ecuador’s numerous natural beauties and other historical attractions put it out as a great place for tourists and visitors looking to experience the richness of nature and to discover Ecuador’s diverse and multi-layered culture.
  • Ecuador uses the Ecuador Time (GMT-5) which makes South Africa seven hours ahead of it.
  • Power sockets and plugs used in Ecuador are of type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 120 V, with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.
  • A large number of Ecuadorians identify as Roman Catholics, with some marrying their faith with other traditional beliefs.
  • Getting around in Ecuador is possible with taxis, buses, trains, Uber, etc.
  • Because Spanish is Ecuador’s official language and is spoken by many, it can be a bit difficult for tourists and visitors to be able to communicate with locals outside of tourists sites.
  • Ecuador is home to an interesting, unique and fascinating culture and history. Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ecuador weather condition like??
  • Ecuador experience it dry season from late May and June to November while it rainy season is from December/January to April/May. 

What are Ecuador main product??
  •  Ecuador agricultural products are: cocoa, rice, sheep, potatoes, plantain, banana, cattle, beef, pork..while their industry main products are: petroleum, food processing,textile, chemicals and wood products. 

What are the natural resources in Ecuador??
  •  Ecuador is rich in petroleum, timber, fishing(herring and mackerel) and hydro-power.

What is Ecuador’s biggest export??
  • Ecuador’s biggest exports include: petroleum, banana, cut flowers and shrimps. 

What is Ecuador’s import commodity??
  • The main import commodity in Ecuador are: vehicle, telecommunication equipments, medical products and electricity.