Contacts

For questions related to the Meeting, please contact

Email:  aquatrop2018@gmail.com

USFQ Tel.: (+593-2) 297-1700 ext. 1472

UDLA Tel.: (+593-2) 3981-000 ext. 2328

 

For excursion-related questions, please contact: Nature Experience

cientificos AQUATROP
Photos: E. Suárez

Ecuador general information

Banks, currency exchange and credit cards

  • The American dollar is the official currency in Ecuador
  • Bank hours are generally 9 am-4pm from Monday to Friday
  • Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted cards in Ecuador
  • American Express is not widely accepted

Electricity

Electricity is 110-120 volts (same as US / Canada). Depending on your country, you may need an adapter.

Smoking

Public buildings, including restaurants and bars are smoke-free.

PASSPORT / VISA

Documents needed to enter Ecuador
Immigrants or residents

  • Valid passport with visa
  • CAN and MERCOSUR citizens need visa or identification document
  • Andean migratory card (an immigration form issued at the state border)
  • Medical insurance (PDF)

For non-immigrant foreigners

  • Valid and current passport with the respective visa
  • CAN and MERCOSUR citizens need visa or identification document
  • Andean migratory card (an immigration form issued at the state border)

Citizens who require entry visa for Ecuador

  • Afganistán
  • Bangladesh
  • Eritra
  • Etiopía
  • Kenia
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistán
  • Somalia
  • Senegal
  • Cuba

For more information visit: www.ministeriointerior.gob.ec/requisitos-para-ingresar-a-ecuador/#

Liability

The Organizing Committees and/or Meeting Organizers shall not be liable for personal accidents, loss or damage to the private property of meeting attendees. Attendees should make their own arrangements regarding personal insurance.

QUITO – ECUADOR

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, has been declared by UNESCO as the first “Cultural Heritage of Humanity” city in the world. Surrounded by large volcanoes which form the Andes, it is shaped by colonial streets and houses, and is a city where people try to preserve their colorful traditions.

Location : Andean highlands at 2,800 meters above sea level
Population : 2.2 million people
Elevation : 2,850 m /9,350 feet
Temperature : 50 to 77 Fahrenheit
Province : Pichincha
Currency : American dollar
Language : Spanish

TIPS FOR YOUR STAY IN QUITO

  • Wear warm and layered clothing such as pants and light shirts, as Quito is located in the Highlands and the climate varies during the day from cold to extremely hot.
  • Wear comfortable, closed shoes that are well-suited for walking.
  • Remember to use sunblock, a cap or a hat to protect yourself from the sun, and always have a bottle of water to prevent dehydration.
  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight for prolonged periods.
  • Remember not to make too much physical effort since Quito is at 2,850 m / 9,350 feet. Drinking plenty of water will help you acclimatize more quickly.