I will be entering ecuador by plane then traveling through to Chile by bus. I will be staying in Chile for a year and then traveling again after that. I am not sure of my exact planes so I only bought a one way ticket. My question is will I be able to get into Ecuador without a two way ticket? I have heard both ways from travelers that I will need one and that they dont even check.
I can only talk from personal experience but I've flown into Ecuador three times and never been asked to show anything except my passport. I've never been asked anything about plane tickets or onward flights - just whether I want a stamp for 60 or 90 days in the country. Officially I think you need either proof on onward travel or proof of sufficient funds (basically so you don't get stranded penniless in Ecuador) but I've never been asked for either of these.
Thanks. That seems to be the response that I get from most people so I am not going to worry about it.
I am travelling to Ecuador by plane without a return ticket yet. I would like to know how it worked for ericandtracy . Did your country of origin have any influence?
In all of our travels in South America, including Ecuador, we haven't once been asked for an onward ticket or proof of funds. What you should check is the policy of the airline you're flying into Ecuador with, they have a legal responsibility and liability for their passengers so may insist you have proof of onward journey before they allow you to board.