LOCAL CURRENCY: Dollar USA
ELECTRICITY: 110 volts AC/60Hz 2-3 pin plug
AREA CODE: +593 (EC)
EMERGENCY CODE: 911
TOURIST POLICE STATION:
You will get information from people speaking in English
Although Ecuador recognizes the freedom of worship, the official religion is the Roman Catholic Church, represented by an important number of churches.
Shops are open Monday through Fridays, from 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm; however, shops located in important avenues are open on Saturday afternoon.
In shopping centers, hours usually extend until 5 pm, including Saturdays and Sundays.
Cash extractions and other transactions may be made in ATMs, 24 hours a day
At the airport you may obtain a VAT reimbursement corresponding to any purchases made within the country for an amount over $50 (per invoice) and in shops operating with the “Global Refund” system
USA: De los Guayacanes & Avigiras, Quito Phone: (02) 398-5000
UK: Edificio Citiplaza, Avenida Naciones Unidas, Quito 170135 Phone: (02) 397-2200
Canada: Avenida Amazonas, Quito 170135, Phone: (02) 245-5499
Austria: Phone: (02) 380-1150
Argentina: Av Amazonas 477, Quito 170143, Phone: (02) 256-2292
Brazil: Avenida Amazonas y José Arízaga Edifício Amazonas Plaza, Piso 7, Phone: (02) 227-7300
Deutschland: 4778-2500 – Villanueva 1055
Italia: 4816-6132/3/4/5/6 – Marcelo T. de Alvear 1149
France: 4312-2409 – Av Santa Fe 846 3º and 4º
Ireland: 4787-0801 – Suipacha 1380 2º
Spain: 4811-0070 – Guido 1760 PB
Mexico: 4118-8800 – Arcos 1650