30 October 2014
This Advice was last issued on Thursday, 30 October 2014.
This advice contains updated information in the Summary and Safety and security (updated assessment on the security situation in Carchi and Sucumbios provinces) and Additional information (an earthquake struck Quito in August 2014 causing damage to buildings and several deaths). We have lowered the level of advice for Carchi and Sucumbios provinces to "reconsider your need to travel". We continue to advise you not to travel within 20 kilometres of the border with Colombia due to the serious risks posed by armed groups in these areas. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Ecuador overall because of the risk of violent crime.