Office of Global Affairs


Zika Virus Alert

CDC has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

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Quito, Ecuador

Time difference between Seattle and Ecuador is 2+ hours ahead.

Dialing Instructions

Country code: 593-2
Calling the US from Quito, Ecuador is 001-US Phone #
Calling Quito, Ecuador from the US is 011-593-2

Local Emergency Numbers

Police: 101
Medical: 131

US Embassy

Name: US Embassy Quito
Address: Avigiras E12-170 y Eloy Alfaro
Phone: 593-2-398-5000
After-hours Phone: 593-2-398-5000
Twitter: @usembassy_quito

US Consulate

Name and Location: U.S. General Consulate – Guayaquil; 9 de Octobre y Garcia Moreno, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Phone: 593-4-232-3570
Email: 04-232-1152


Name: Quito International Airport
Airport Code: OIU
Additional Information: Tel: 593-2-294-4900
Address: Amazonas Ave and de La Prensa Av.