Ecuador (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Following an official visit by the South African Ambassador accredited to Santiago in November 1993, South Africa established diplomatic relations with Ecuador on 19940922.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Ecuador

No Representation

Ecuadorian Representation in South Africa

H E Mr J F Larrea Mino
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of Ecuador

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

None for South African passport holders for a stay not exceeding 90 days. Visas are required for longer stays for tourists, business and study purposes.

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate.

Malaria - risk exists if travelling below 1 500m - only chloroquin needed

Tetanus - immunisation recommended.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Tropical in coastal areas; rainy season from September to June; cool weather in interior mountain region.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


Changed to Dollar since September 2000.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

Exports fall chiefly into the category of base metals. Imports fall chiefly into the categories of machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical equipment, and chemicals.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Ecuador, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No information

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