The Galapagos National Park and the marine reserve have reopened their protected areas for tourism after four months of forced closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment.
The reopening took place on Monday with access to all visiting areas, including protected areas, although “for recreational areas near populated ports, the maximum stay is three hours”.
The government of Lenín Moreno has stated that “visitors must adhere to the access protocol approved by the Provincial Emergency Committee (COE), which includes hygiene safety measures such as the mandatory use of a mask and hand gel or alcohol”. .
“We remind citizens of the importance of complying with the rules for visiting the Galapagos Islands Protected Areas, and we invite you to enjoy the country’s great biodiversity and take care of your health and natural heritage,” said he in an official note.