Ecuador sealed borders and turned back flights
The Government of Ecuador has announced a border closure for all incoming foreign travelers, effective at 23:59 on Sunday, March 15.
At the same time, Ecuador has banned all international flights from entering the country and closed its ports and border crossings.
A traveler tweeted: We are stuck in Colombia, we were not able to get a flight to Ecuador before the border is to close, there are only three flights and we waited in line for 4 hours, to be told that there are no more seats, so we are stuck here until the border opens again.
Another reader tweeted: I’m a Canadian resident stuck in Ecuador with a border closing in about 30 hours. I had a fight home that was suddenly canceled. Please help me – I desperately want to get home.
Currently, Ecuador has 28 coronavirus cases, 2 were added today, but no one died in Ecuador on the virus yet.
Ecuador is the first country in South America implementing a border closure due to Coronavirus.