Ecuador Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
1. 400 cigarettes, 500 grams of tobacco and 25 cigars;
2. 3 liters of alcoholic beverages per family;
3. 300 milliliter of perfume per person and 600 milliliter of perfume per household;
4. personal effects, incl. gifts;
Processed food must be properly sealed or vacuum packed.
Fresh or dry meat, uncanned meat products and all kinds of plants and vegetables must have previous permission from "Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia".

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Nationals of Ecuador and the USA may import firearms and ammunition if holding a permit issued by a consulate of Ecuador.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Export regulations:

Free export of reasonable quantities of cigarettes, tobacco and national alcoholic beverages.

Prohibited: gold bars, antiques, narcotics, wild live animals and/or parts thereof.


Require health certificate issued by an authorized government veterinarian within 10 days of departure and approved by the local health authorities in country of origin. The certificate must contain pedigree, species, sex, age, vaccinations and license number of animal. The passenger must also hold the export license issued by the health authorities in the country of origin. In addition, dogs require a Rabies Inoculation Certificate issued within 3 months of arrival in Ecuador.
A maximum of 2 pets allowed.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Ecuador.
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside Ecuador.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.