The Consulate General of Ecuador said effective April 15 it will
require tourist visas or tourist visa applications for visitors
from countries that require visas from Ecuadorian citizens.
According to the consulate office in Jersey City, N.J., U.S.
citizens planning to visit the destination for any length of stay
will be required to submit a visa application, which costs $30, but
they will not actually be issued a visa. Other countries to which
the same policy applies include Canada, all countries in the U.K.,
Ireland, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and about a dozen
The U.S. State Department has not yet updated its entry policies
for Ecuador to reflect the change.
Citizens of 26 other nations will be required to submit a visa
application and to obtain a visa, which costs an additional $30,
the consulate said.