The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel within the 20km exclusion zone along the border with Colombia except for the official border crossing town of Tulcan in Carchi province. See Local travel.

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the areas of Tarapoa and the Cuyabeno reserve outside the 20km zone in Sucumbios. See Local travel

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the areas of El Angel Ecological Reserve inside the 20 km exclusion zone in the province of Carchi. See Local travel

There are a number of active volcanoes in Ecuador. You should not climb the Tungurahua, Reventador, Chiles and Cerro Negro volcanoes due to renewed volcanic activity. Get latest official information on the Cotopaxi volcanic activity. See Volcanoes

Cases of armed robbery are increasing and petty crime is common. See Crime

Around 25,650 British nationals visited Ecuador in 2014. Most visits are trouble free.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.