The requirement of health insurance for foreigners entering to Ecuador is postponed to May 2018

The requirement of health insurance for foreigners entering to Ecuador is postponed to May 2018

Quito, February 1, 2018

The health insurance requirement for foreigners who visit Ecuador will be required as from May. President Lenin Moreno signed the decree that postpones the period determined in the regulations of the Human Mobility Law that states that this document must be included as an entry requirement.

The fourth transitory decree of the Regulation of the Organic Law of Human Mobility determined that the health insurance requirement for the time of permanence for foreign persons entering Ecuador, would be required within 180 days after the entry into force of the regulation held on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

However, the presidential decree considers it necessary to extend the term established in the regulation “establishing regulations on procedures and administrative requirements, which are necessary for the application of the transitory provision.”

The document entered into force on January 31, without prejudice to its promulgation in the Official Gazette and entrusted its enforcement to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, María Fernanda Espinosa, and to the ministry of Tourism, Enrique Ponce de León.

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