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Galapagos Transit Control Card

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Galapagos Transit Control Card

I'm flying from NYC to the Galapagos Islands with stopovers first in Guayaquil and then in Quito.

My stopover in Guayaquil is 5 hours long, while I'll only be in Quito for 1.5 hours.

Can I purchase a Transit Control Card and have my luggage screened in Guayaquil, even though I'll still have another stop before the Galapagos? I'd like to avoid missing my flight due to the short stopover in Quito.


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1. Re: Galapagos Transit Control Card

>>I'm flying from NYC to the Galapagos Islands with stopovers first in Guayaquil and then in Quito.

Aliza, are you SURE that's your route? If so, it's a very strange one. If you really fly to Guayaquil first, then you must change planes to fly eastward to Quito, then change planes again to fly westward -- back to Guayaquil, then continuing to Galápagos (either Baltra or San Cristóbal). A far-more-likely route is JFK/UIO, then UIO to GYE and continuing to the islands, as just noted. To get a better answer, please list your airline(s) AND flight numbers.

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2. Re: Galapagos Transit Control Card

Dear Aliza,

I agree with John - that is a very odd itinerary. Perhaps you're with a large group that insisted you must absolutely join it in Quito for your flight to Galapagos, and you booked a flight that had you on a layover in Guayaquil to get to Quito?

Regardless, you should be able to get your transit control card in Guayaquil - though you may have to show them your return air tickets to the islands to do so. Will you have them on you? You can always give it a try with all that time on your hands.

Warmest regards,

Heather Blenkiron

Edited: 14 May 2018, 19:13
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