Ecuador National Travel Advisory: Ecuador Census 2010 – November 28th 2010   6 comments

Censo Ecuador 2010

As we quickly approach the National Census Day [Censo de Población y de Vivienda – link] here in Ecuador – November 28th 2010 – only partial information is currently available mixed with a great amount of suppositions and rumours.

According to latest unofficial available information [NOVEMBER 15/2010] Galapagos Islands flights, along with International flights only will be operating as normal on November 28th, 2010.

El censo se realizará en el horario de las 7h00 hasta las 17h00, y la población debe permanecer en sus hogares ya que existe prohibición de salir ese día. Inclusive permanecerán cerrados puertos, aeropuertos y terminales de buses. Las fronteras con Perú y Colombia también serán cerradas impidiendo de esta forma la libre entrada y salida de personas. Estan suspendidas también todas las actividades comerciales y los espectáculos públicos, como los partidos del Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol.

The census will run from 07h00 until 17h00, and the population must remain in their homes as no one is permitted to leave this day. In addition, all sea ports, airports and bus terminals will also remain closed and nonoperational. The borders frontiers with Colombia and Peru will also be closed, restricting the the entry and exit of individuals. Commercial activities and public events will also not be permitted.

According to informal / unofficial sources on November 15th, 2010 there has been a slight change (from the previous notification that all tourism activities – including the Galapagos Islands – would be forced to suspend activities) in that the Government apparently is permitting normal tourist air traffic to/from the Galapagos Islands, in addition to regular International flight traffic.

As official information becomes available, we will keep our readers updated.

Forewarned is forearmed.  Happy travels.

6 responses to “Ecuador National Travel Advisory: Ecuador Census 2010 – November 28th 2010

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  2. PLEASE, How do you get to the airport in Quito for an international flight??????

    • Good morning Ellen, most foreigners who are staying in hotels can easily arrange airport shuttle service from the hotel. This obviously applies to the larger International hotel chains like J.W. Marriot, Hilton, Sheraton etc. If you are not staying in a hotel that has airport shuttle service, ask your hotel to contact the closest hotel that does offer this service.

  3. Hi, could you please give me the Galapagos population number (poblacion) in 2010 ?
    That will be very grateful !
    Cécile

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