Ecuador postpones six months new health insurance requirement for foreign visitors and tourists

Posted on February 1, 2018 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Ecuador Travel, Latin America Health (machine translated) The requirement of hiring health insurance for visitors to Ecuador was postponed for six months Travel Writing (I) The obligation of private or public health insurance for foreign tourists entering Ecuador will not be effective as of tomorrow, February 1, 2018, but will take effect in six months. Through an official communiqué , the Ministry of Tourism informs that the health insurance requirement for the time of permanence for foreign persons will be required once 180 days are counted as of February 6, 2018, that is to say the August 6 of this year. The statement adds, in addition, that health insurance will guarantee your stay. “It will position Ecuador as a true tourist power, with the necessary conditions for world travelers who want to enjoy our attractions”. The willingness to demand health insurance is framed in the Organic Law of Human Mobility , which provides that every person entering the country “must have a public or private health insurance for the time of their stay in Ecuador, except the people who are mobilized in the zones of border integration, as foreseen in the international instruments ratified by Ecuador “. The regulation of the Law was based on the decree No. 111 that was published on August 3, 2017 to be effective as of February 2018, but now after the expiration of the Ministry of Tourism was postponed for six months. This requirement is defined in article 53, numeral 7 of the Organic Law of Human Mobility. In addition, Article 56 specifies the tourist status of the visitor and the obligations that must be met in case of prolonging their stay in the country. Read Article


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