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Quito is reopening for tourism

The Quito Tourism Board is reporting the city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is gradually reopening for both national and international tourism, while implementing health and safety protocols.

Quito International Airport resumed operations on June 1, with commercial passenger flights applying strict sanitary security protocols. American Airlines and United are already flying from Miami and Houston since June 4, with KLM and Copa following in June and Iberia, Air Europa, Aeromexico, Interjet and Jetblue in July. Air Canada is scheduled to start seasonal flights from Toronto at the end of November.

The protocols outlined by the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) for national and international arrival passengers, as well as general recommendations for an efficient and safe way to travel, are available on Quito’s Airport website in the following link: Quito Airport Protocols.

In order to open to the new normal, the National Tourism Authority unveiled the guidelines and biosafety protocols to be implemented by all restaurants, hotels, attractions and establishments in general, to get ready for reopening in a very safe and responsible way.

Restaurants and coffee shops are open at 30% capacity, also for delivery and take out, orders can be made by phone or through online delivery platforms. They are delivering high quality products and dishes, under very strict protocols to take care of staff, distributors and consumer at the same time.

Latin Trails, Ecuador DMC and boutique incoming tour operator, with more than 20 years’ experience in the market, completed the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council) certification for #SAFETRAVELS. This stamp certifies proper protocols & standards for PostCovid travel & restart of operations. The certification includes the 5* boutique ILLA Experience Hotel in Quito and the cruise ships in the Galapagos Islands.