Filter for Ecuador Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Government has updated the measures applied under each level of the "red, amber, green" system with effect from 1 July. These measures apply nationwide with the exception of Quito, where stricter measures remain in place.
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
tourist transport operators (vehicles and boats) will be allowed to provide their services in Amber and Green level cities. Other transport services (door to door) remain forbidden
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
inter-provincial travel by private car is permitted between Amber and Green level cities
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
inter-provincial travel by is allowed between Amber and Green level cities and where local governments have agreed to open bus terminals
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2020-07-01 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
schools at all levels and universities will be closed nationwide, but classes will be delivered online
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: General recommendations
self-isolation advised for people over 60 years old, and people whose medical conditions make them vulnerable to COVID-19
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
mandatory use of face masks in public spaces. Fines will be given to those who do not comply. Each city will define the cost of the fine
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2020-07-01 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
pubs, nightclubs and children playgrounds remain closed
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
all businesses and industries must prepare a health prevention protocol to address COVID-19
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
in Quito throughout July, a curfew restricting all movement will apply from 9pm to 5am.
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2020-07-01 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Social gatherings and business meetings are prohibited.
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2020-07-01 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Shops and restaurants can operate at 30% capacity and 25% of civil servants will be allowed to return to their offices. Cinemas and theatres remain closed.
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2020-07-01 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Bus terminals for inter-provincial travel will remain closed until further notice.
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2020-07-01 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
people must carry identification with them at all times.
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2020-06-16 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the state of emergency for 60 more days, until the 17th of August, included.
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2020-06-16 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Under the state of emergency, the use of face masks remains mandatory in public spaces. Fines may be given to those who do not comply with the measures.
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2020-06-16 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All public gatherings (including sporting events and entertainment centers) remain prohibited
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2020-06-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
All inter-provincial travel remain prohibited
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2020-06-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools also remain closed nationwide
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2020-06-16 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Those over the age of 60, or anyone who has been designated as vulnerable to COVID-19, is to undergo mandatory self-isolation.
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2020-06-09 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support for low income households.
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2020-06-09 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Public transport is re-activated with protocoles to put in place. Cycling is encouraged and prioritized as a mean of trnsportation, with social distancing between cyclists.
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2020-06-03 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Quito municipality moves to "Amber" level.
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew limitation in red municipalities restricted to 6pm-5am.
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew limitation in amber municipalities restricted to 9pm-5am.
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew limitation in green municipalities restricted to 12am-5am.
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2020-06-01 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Anyone that wishes to enter Ecuador must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID19, taken no more than 72 hours prior to departing.
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The Minister of Transport announced airport operations to resume on 1 June with restrictions in place.
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Up to 30 percent of air traffic will resume from Monday, June 1
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Resumption of commercial flight operations beginning June 1, 2020, with limited flight capacity.
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2020-06-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Resumption of commercial flight operations beginning June 1, 2020, with limited flight capacity.
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2020-05-22 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
People returning to Ecuador from abroad are subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. From May 22nd, they will have to undergo a PCR test within 72 hours before boarding and present the corresponding certificate.
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2020-05-21 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All businesses and institutions allowed to reopen must have a COVID19 prevention protocol in place to prevent spread in clients and staff
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2020-05-21 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew restricting all movement is further reduced from 9pm to 5am
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2020-05-20 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Guayaquil municipality moves to "Amber" level.
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Temporary hospital installed in Quito for Covid-19 patients.
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the state of emergency until the 16th of June.
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2020-05-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
"Humanitarian Law" to economically support workers and households impacted by the Pandemic and lockdown measures.
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2020-05-08 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Measures to support the public health sector, by acquiring equipments.
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2020-05-05 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
"Red" Municipalities: Transactions to buy food and other products are authorised to be carried online, through telephone and by home delivery, from 7am to 10pm. Taxis are authorised to operate from 5am to 10pm. Private cars can only circulate once a week, depending on their circulation plate number.
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2020-05-05 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
"Amber" Municipalities: Curfew restricting all movement is reduced from 6pm to 5am.
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2020-05-05 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
"Amber" Municipalities: Urban and close range transport is authorised, with buses operating up to 30% of their total capacity. Private cars will be able to circulate two days per week, depending on their license plate number.
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2020-05-05 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
"Green" Municipalities: Curfew restricting all movement is further reduced from 9pm to 5am
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2020-05-05 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
"Green" Municipalities: Public transport in urban centres, between parishes and between cantons will be allowed, with buses operating up to 50% of their total capacity. Cars will be able to circulate on alternating days, depending on their license plate number.
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2020-05-05 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
"Red" Municipalities: Curfew restricting all movement from 2pm to 5am.
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2020-05-05 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
"Amber" Municipalities: Public and private institutions, that are not deemed essential sectors, will be allowed to operate to 50% of their total capacity and can implement shifts to avoid crowding. Remote working will remain the priority. Shops are allowed to operate to 30% of their total capacity.
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2020-05-05 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
"Green" Municipalities: Public and private institutions, that are not deemed essential sectors, will be able to operate to 60% of their total capacity and can implement shifts to avoid crowding. Remote working will remain the priority. Shops will be able to operate to 50% of their total capacity.
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2020-05-05 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Extension of the state of emergeny until the 16th of June.
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2020-05-04 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Traffic light’ deconfinement: depending on the situation, quarantine and lockdown measures will be lifted selectively across the country. The system has three levels: red, amber and green. Each municipal government is responsible to determine whether they move from one stage to the next.
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2020-04-25 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Governments set up provisional health centres to detect possible cases of Covid-19.
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support to low-income households.
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
New restrictions for private vehicles apply nationwide, with vehicule allowed to travel depending on their license plates.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Extension: Large events remain suspended for april and may.
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2020-03-26 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Campaign of psychological support online, "Juntos salimos de esta" .
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Changes in curfew time: 2pm to 5am.
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Military deployment
The province of Guayas (including the city of Guayaquil) has been declared a National Security Zone, with the Armed Forces responsible for enforcing the curfew.
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2020-03-22 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
National "State of exception"
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Change in curfew times: 7pm to 5am.
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Curfew in Guayas province is from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m
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2020-03-17 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Stict confinement with a curfew from 9pm to 5am.
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2020-03-17 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Requirement to wear face masks in public. Fines will be given to those who do not comply. Each city will define the level of its fines.
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All public services are closed and economic activities are reduced to the minimum.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Suspension of all inter-provincial travels and national flights.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Air, land and sea borders are closed to all foreigners and Ecuadorians until 3rd of april.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
International transit flights are suspended until 5th of april
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2020-03-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Within Quito, all movement in public spaces is prohibited – except for those people buying essential supplies and medicines, health workers and emergency service personnel.
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Self quarantine for 14 days from people from China, Spain, France, Iran, Germany, South Korea, Italy. / Quarantine in the city of arrival.
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2020-03-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
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2020-03-03 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Online platform to monitor the implementation of quarantine policies.
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2020-03-02 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extension: International travels remain suspended until end of april.
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2020-03-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Financial support to low-income households.
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2020-03-02 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extension: Schools will remain closed until end of april.
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2020-03-02 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Business day remain suspended until 12th of april. From 13th of april, each province will be subject to a different level of confinement, between green, orange and red. Movement restrictions have been extended until end of april.
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2020-03-02 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Extension: Inter-provincial travels and population movements remain suspended until end of april.
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