Ecuador visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Ecuadorean Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in Ecuador provides that citizens of Zimbabwe can visit the country for a period of 90 days without a visa. 
  • Tourists who intend to stay beyond the 90-day validity Ecuador can apply for an extension at the immigration department.
  • Prospective visitors must have a passport valid for a duration of six months beyond their arrival in Ecuador. The passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • Visitors from Zimbabwe must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in the country, which could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in Ecuador or a hotel reservation.
  • Visitors should also have an onward or return ticket back to Zimbabwe and must show proof of sufficient funds throughout their stay in Ecuador. 
  • On entry and exit into Ecuador, Zimbabweans with amounts above USD 10000 will be required to declare it.
  • Intending visitors can get to Ecuador from international airports in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Air Zimbabwe, Air France, Kenya Airways, and KLM are some of the Carriers that fly from Zimbabwe to Ecuador.
  • The estimated flight duration from Harare to Quito, Ecuador is 1 day, 5 hours and from Bulawayo, it is 1 day, 6 hours.
  • Spanish is Ecuador’s official language and is spoken by the majority of the population of Ecuador.  Kichwa and Shuar are also well-spoken languages in the country.
  • Ecuador has a mostly subtropical highland climate, with the coastal lowlands warm and the coastal regions affected by ocean currents, heat and rain.
  • The official currency in Ecuador is the United States Dollar. However, visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various banks and exchange outlets throughout the country.
  • 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.
  • The dominating religion in Ecuador is Christianity, precisely Roman Catholics. However, some Christians marry their faith with other traditional beliefs.
  • Ecuador uses the Ecuador Time (GMT-5) which makes Zimbabwe 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.
  • Getting around in Ecuador is possible with taxis, buses and trains.
  • Cuyabeno Wildlife Preserve, Cotopaxi National Park and GringoTree are some of the tourist attraction Tanzanians can visit while in Ecuador.
  • A tourist in Ecuador spends an average of $40 per day on expenses in Ecuador.
  • 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

Can you drink the tap water in Ecuador?

Several reports have shown that the tap water in Ecuador is not safe for foreigners to drink. Much of the water in Ecuador has not been purified. Tourists can purchase bottled water at stores and supermarkets in the country.

Is Ecuador safe for tourist visit?

Ecuador is a relatively safe country to visit. But tourists should understand that not all of Ecuador is safe and that larger cities see higher rates of crime. There are many places in Ecuador that are very safe, such as Vilcabamba, Cuenca, and Cotacachi.

When is the best time to visit Ecuador?

On the coast, the dry season from late May to November is unpleasantly cool, muggy and overcast. For tourists that like lying on beaches, the rainy season from December to May might be the best time to visit Ecuador.

Is English spoken in Ecuador?

Ecuador's official language is Spanish. Besides Spanish, ten native languages are spoken in Ecuador. English is the most spoken foreign language amongst tourist providers and professionals.