Ecuador – Tier 2
The State Department reissued its Tier 2 travel advisory for Ecuador on June 22. Visitors should exercise extra caution in the country due to civil unrest, crime and kidnappings. Areas to avoid include Guayaquil, south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue; the towns of Huaquillas and Arenillas in the province of El Oro; the cities of Quevedo, Quinsaloma and Pueblo Viejo in the province of Los Rios and the city of Esmeraldas and all areas north of the city of Esmeraldas in the province of Esmeraldas. In the meantime, travelers should reconsider visiting the following locations: Guayaquil north of Portete de Tarquí Avenue; province of El Oro outside the towns of Huaquillas and Arenillas; Province of Los Rios outside the cities of Quevedo, Quinsaloma and Pueblo Viejo; all areas south of the city of Esmeraldas, in the province of Esmeraldas and the provinces of Sucumbíos, Manabí, Santa Elena and Santo Domingo.