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Puerto Balao Grande

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Visa Information

Learn up-to-date visa requirements for over 150+ nationalities.

  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required for vaccinated travelers
  • COVID-19 test on arrival may be required
  • Quarantine may be required
  • Mandatory transit control card is required for the Galapagos Islands
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for the Galapagos Islands
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for Ecuador
  • Mandatory health declaration form
  • Masks are recommended in public
  • Visitor visa

Port Restrictions


  • Are there any restrictions on vessels whose previous port call was from COVID -19 high risk countries?
    • The vessel must send the IAA format and Health Marine Declaration 5 days prior ETA, and then proceed to pier or anchor area.
  • Are there any restrictions on crew who embarked from COVID -19 high risk countries or specific nationalities?
    • No restrictions for crew but some nationalities may need the Ecuadorian visa. Please verify the visa list with our local agent.
  • Crew change permitted?
    • Yes, crew change is permitted but subject to the following conditions.
      • For onsigners, the following docs must be submitted to local agent 7 days prior to ETA
        • Passport copy
        • PCR test with negative result
        • Flight schedule
      • For offsigners, the following documents are needed
        • Passport copy
        • PCR test with negative result
      • the test would be performed on pier/Anchor area
  • Flight schedule
    • Shore leave permitted?
      • Yes, but subject to the following conditions
        • Only for crew members that do not need Ecuadorian visa and after COVID-19 test result is negative
  • Any other restrictions due to COVID - 19?
    • Services such as CTM, spare parts clearance, need to be requested at least 7-10 work days prior ETA/ETB

Flight Restrictions

  • COVID-19 entry regulations lifted on 20 October 2022.

Agency Costs

  • Crew Change Assistance 1-10: USD 110 per pax
  • Crew Change Assistance 11+: USD 80 per pax
  • Coordination of Booked Services: USD 70
  • Launch Hire Coordination: USD 120
  • Meet & Greet: USD 240

Last updated on 30th Mar 2022

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