CURRENT SITUATION IN QUITO
The current political situation in Ecuador remains stable and calm.
According to travel advice provided by the US State Department, there is a suggestion to exercise increased caution for travel in the country. Specifically, the US State Department had assessed heightened risks primarily in the northern and southern border provinces of the country. This guidance was released in June 2023 and has remained unaltered since then.
Quito is located at a considerable distance from those areas, and continues to be considered safe for travel. Consequently, the plans for BigSurv23 remain unaffected and will proceed as intended.
As indicated by the US Department of State Travel Advisories, the Advisory for Ecuador (level 2) is the same as for countries such as Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, or the Netherlands.
Additional information and guidance can be found here: https://ec.usembassy.gov/security-alert-u-s-embassy-quito-ecuador-august-17-2023
We will continue monitoring the conditions and update attendees accordingly.