Country Introduction

Bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, Ecuador is a democratic republic in South America. The capital city is Quito. The two major cities Cuenca and Quito, were declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999. The official language of Ecuador is Spanish. Ecuador enjoys a very rich culture and landscape. Many people travel to the Galápagos Islands to explore the incredible wildlife and scenery. 

The climate in Ecuador varies by altitude. In the mountains the climate is humid subtropical, whereas in the lowlands, the temperature is usually dry. Ecuador economy is dependent on petroleum and agricultural products.

Healthcare in Ecuador

Many medical practitioners in Ecuador have received training from overseas, such as in U.S. and Europe. Specialists and physicians are also available in Ecuador. Most expatriates living in Ecuador would want to go to private clinics, which are usually clean and modern, equipped with English speaking medical staffs. Expatriates will want to obtain international health insurance to cover their medical expenses before moving to Ecuador.

Insurance for Expatriates in Ecuador

Expat Financial has a great deal of experience in sourcing international insurance plans for individual expatriates and expat employers in Ecuador. We can also source global medical coverage for select local nationals in Ecuador that will allow for global medical coverage that includes the United States. Ecuador expat healthcare plans are available via our firm from a variety of international insurance companies.

Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Ecuador:

If you require a quote for Ecuador insurance, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. We can also source international health plans for some local nationals in Ecuador. Please send along any relevant risk information that may be available to you.