Routes Americas 2018

The route development forum for the Americas

Quito, Ecuador
13 - 15 February 2018

Visa Information

The visa invitation letter request process is now open for Routes Americas 2018.

Citizens of the United States, Canada and most European countries traveling to Ecuador for business do not require a visa, unless they expect to stay in Ecuador for more than 90 days in one calendar year (that is, 90 days adding every entry in one year) or if they are drawing income from an Ecuadorian source.

Specific Requirements:

  • Valid passport for more than 6 months.
  • Return ticket (for air, land or sea travel).
  • Proof of economic means to support yourself during your stay in Ecuador (may be requested by Immigration authorities upon arrival).

Nationals of the following countries require a VISA to enter Ecuador: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Korea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Senegal. Please visit for more information.

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Visa Invitation Letter

In addition to the visa application form, relevant fees and photos may be required; embassies may also require a letter of invitation from the inviting company. Should you require such document from our host Quito Turismo and Quiport, please complete the electronic request form in full ensuring accuracy throughout.

Most embassies and consulates accept a scanned copy of the invitation letter and therefore Quito Turismo and Quiport will issue the letters to applicants via email as an attachment. If your embassy or consulate does not accept an electronic copy, please select an alternative format in the ‘Format Options’ section of the request form.

Electronic Visa Invitation Letter Request Form

Please note – invitation letters will only be issued to individuals registered to attend the event.

Should you have any questions relating to visas or the visa invitation letter procedure, please contact us on