Immigration Procedures (05/1999)
According to Ecuadorian Immigration procedures all citizens of the following countries arriving at Ecuador, must present a VISA 12X to enter the country either by sea or by air:
- Costa Rica
- China (excluding the islands of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu, Taiwan and Hong Kong, SAR)
- El Salvador
- Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
- Korea, Republic of
- Sri Lanka
- Venezuela and
Crew members of these countries will not be allowed shore passes but must remain onboard during a vessels stay in port.
It has been reported that it will take at least one week to obtain a VISA 12X.
Should you consider making crew changes in Ecuador, involving the above nationalities, you should make all the necessary formalities to obtain VISA 12X well in advance.