New Visitor control card for tourists on Galapagos Tours
In order to have better control of visitors and migration to the islands, INGALA, the Ecuadorian institution that controls migration to the islands, announced during the Dec 14 2006 session, the introduction of a new visitor control card in Galapagos. Every passenger traveling to the islands will have to buy a transit card for $10.00 US. Currently, this card is not being issued. However once this is published in the Official Registry, it will apply immediately. This should happen sometime next month.
Ecuador Airport Departure Tax
The airport departure tax has increased by $1. Passengers departing from Guayaquil will be charged $26.00. Passengers departing from Quito are charged $ 37.93.