Is it safe to travel to the Galapagos Islands
Is it safe to travel to the Galapagos Islands?
Are you planning a trip to the enchanted islands of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, home of Darwin’s Evolution theory, but you need to know if it’s safe, and easy-going, what are the major risks of going there?
There are 3 main islands that are most popular to visit, and where you´ll find more options to stay
- Santa Cruz – Puerto Ayora
- San Cristobal – Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
- Isabela – Puerto Villamil
There is a Fouth Island called Floreana but you may need a week minimum in order to stay there as there aren´t frequent ferries going there.
these islands offer a vast variety of options from Airbnb to affordable hostels and top-of-the-line hotels.
The islands have only shown 100 cases of covid since the pandemic started, and no deaths, it can be considered a covid-free – region.
Currently, as of the 9th of February 2022, the Galapagos islands will only require travelers to show any of the following requirements:
- Proof of complete vaccination with 14 days of validation
- A negative PCR test within 72 hours
You may be asked to show your travel insurance too, but is hardly likely
Although the PCR test is valid to visit the islands, due to other filters in mainland Ecuador, may only make travelers with vaccination allowed in the islands.
Crime and insecurity:
The environment in the habited islands of Galapagos is that of peace, it has a very low crime report (almost unexistent) and is the safest place in Ecuador to travel, is hardly unlikely to be even victim of petty theft like pick pocketing, that does not mean, it could not happen.
Keeping attention to belongings is always a good idea everywhere you travel.