There are currently restrictions on flights to Manta along with the rest of Ecuador. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions
Flights to Ecuador have now resumed.
From December 22, all travelers arriving from the UK, Australia, South Africa and the EU are required to take an antigen test (rapid test) on arrival at the airport.
Travelers must present a completed Health Declaration Form and a completed Immigration form as well as a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 issued within 10 days before arrival. Travelers who are unable to provide a PCR test will be tested at the airport at their own expense.
Special 'travel corridors' exist for tourists visiting the Galapagos. Foreigners wishing to enter the islands must present a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, taken 96 hours prior to the date of departure to Ecuador. On arrival in Ecuador, tourists may be requested to take another PCR test, at their own expense. Tourists must also present a return flight and a safe passage document (‘salvoconducto’) issued by the Ministry of Tourism to be exempt from doing 14 days of self-isolation on the islands. The tour operators or hotels are responsible for arranging this safe passage document on behalf of tourists, given that visitors are required to have previous contracted travel and accommodation arrangements. The Galapagos Transit Control Card, will need to be filled out online at least 24 hours before the flight. On arrival in Ecuador you will be required to fill in a Health Status Declaration, including a local address.
Arriving travelers may be subject to random rapid antigen testing conducted at the airport by the Ministry of Health, regardless of whether a negative COVID RT-PCR test is provided. If the rapid antigen test is positive, they must isolate for 10 days at one of the Ministry of Health's Centers for Temporary Attention in Quito or Guayaquil. As of January 11, it is no longer permissible to perform the isolation at a private residency or hotel.
Travelers from the UK, Australia, South Africa and the EU will have to carry out obligatory self-isolation for 5 days. Non-residents of Ecuador will have to self-isolate in hotels determined by the local authorities, at their own expense. Residents can isolate in their home.
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Normal passports issued by Ecuador which have expired on March 16, 2020 or later, are considered valid until February 28, 2021. Passengers must have a "Passport validity extension certificate" and travel with the expired passport.
If you are looking to book a trip to Manta and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
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Cheapest Prices for Manta flights by month
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Manta is currently February; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.
When is the best time to fly to Manta?
LAS - MEC
$560 - $1,276
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, February is seen as the time to fly to Manta, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year.