Guests are responsible for complying with local health and safety regulations – in the country of embarkation, in countries through which they transit on their return journeys, and in their country of origin upon their return home.
RT-PCR Test 72 hours prior to boarding flight to Ecuador:
- Effective December 1st, all travellers are required to present a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their departure flight to Ecuador. Guests will therefore need to complete the test from Wednesday in preparation for their onward flight to the Galapagos on Saturday. Please note, you will still be required to present your vaccination certificate.
- The same regulation applies for visitors travelling to Galapagos. Therefore, guests should have a valid Covid-19 RT-PCR test before embarking the flight to Galapagos.
- If a guest’s RT-PCR has expired prior to the flight from Quito to the Galapagos, Silversea will offer a complimentary RT-PCR test at the hotel in Quito:
Guests enjoying the standard Silversea package – which includes two nights at the JW Marriott Quito and inter-Ecuador flights – can take their complimentary RT-PCR test at the JW Marriott hotel in Quito on Friday. Guests will receive the results in time for their flight to the Galapagos on Saturday.
Guests travelling independently If these guests would like to benefit from Silversea’s complimentary RT-PCR test, they can do so at the JW Marriott hotel in Quito. They will need to call into the hotel from 8 AM to 10 AM on the Friday before their departure to the Galapagos.
Traveller’s Health Declaration: All travellers entering mainland Ecuador by international air are required to complete the Traveller’s Health Declaration. You must carry a paper copy of the declaration during your journey. The form can be found here: https://bit.ly/3fvCVD7
All guests will undergo a pre-embarkation health screening at the JW Marriott in Quito including an enhanced health questionnaire and an antigen test PCR test if expired (timings for the tests will be provided at the hospitality desk).
Guests travelling independently must bring their own antigen test with a validity of 48 hours PCR test if expired and present the test results to the Silversea Representative at the Airport on embarkation day. If these guests would like to benefit from Silversea’s complimentary antigen test, they can do so at the JW Marriott hotel in Quito. They will need to call into the hotel from 8 AM to 10 AM on the Friday before their departure to the Galapagos
Silversea will provide a complimentary COVID-19 rapid antigen test for all disembarking guests. Guests requiring a PCR test can contact a Silversea representative or a member of the onboard team, as this will have to be pre-arranged.
At this stage, safety requirements for travel are evolving very rapidly. The latest information regarding safety regulations for the voyage will be communicated to guests no later than 30 days prior to sailing.