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Ecuador begins demanding the humanitarian visa for Venezuelans entering its territory

August 26, 2019


Ecuador demands from midnight on August 26 a humanitarian visa to all Venezuelans who want to enter the country, which has generated agglomerations at the border in recent days.

Those Venezuelans who wish to enter Ecuador must have previously applied for the humanitarian visa on the Internet, which is then processed at the consulates in Caracas, Bogotá and Lima. If this document is not available, they will be denied access to the country by the National Police.

According to the newspaper 'El Comercio', in the early hours of this Monday the Ecuadorian authorities are allowing the passage only to those foreigners who sealed their departure from Colombia before midnight on August 25, as agglomerations are taking place in the Rumichaca Bridge, main border crossing with Colombia. In August alone, some 68,000 Venezuelans would have crossed this border crossing.

On the other hand, according to this newspaper, in Huaquillas, on the southern border with Peru, there are about 300 Venezuelans stranded since they lack the visa required by the Peruvian authorities to enter the country and do not want to seal their departure from Ecuador so as not to remain ” unprotected “now that visa is also required in this country.

Peru requires entry visas to Venezuelans since June 15. As a result, according to the latest data published by the National Superintendence of Migrations (Migrations), the entry of Venezuelans into the country was only 3,800 in July, 90 percent less than in June.