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Ecuador Border Crossings

For information on entering Ecuador by land or boat from Colombia or Peru, see Getting To and Away from Ecuador. For details on specific border crossings, see the relevant city.

At each border post you will need to show your passport in order to be given an entry stamp, which will state the number of days you are allowed to stay in Ecuador. Most foreigners receive on 90 days free, whereas citizens of the Andino Pact countries receive up to six months. See Ecuador Visa Information for more information on entry requirements.

Border crossings are generally only open 6 a.m.-8 p.m., so plan accordingly if traveling with local transportation. The major border crossings—at Huaquillas / Aguas Verde and La Tina—are open 24 hours for international buses only.

Upon arriving at the border, locals may offer to assist you with forms, taxes and other border paperwork. They will charge a fee for their services. It is best to avoid these unnecessary costs, and deal only with verifiable immigration and border officials. Change money only at banks or legitimate casas de cambios (exchange houses).

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Ecuador: Moving Pets, Ecuador – Colombia Border Crossing: Rumichaca , Quito Gyms, How To Buy Gas In Quito, Ecuador-Peru Border Crossing, How To Buy Water In Quito, Doing Laundry In Quito, Media, Ecuador-Peru Border Crossings and Registering With Your Embassy.

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