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1. Posted by Fahnder (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Who has experience of leaving Ecuador for Columbia o Peru without "salida" stamp of Ecuador and having got "entrada" stamp in Colombia o Peru?

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Jul-2010, at 11:57 by Fahnder ]

2. Posted by brianoh (Full Member 48 posts) 6y

I got a 'salida' out of Peru ok, when I was going to Bolivia.
Yesterday I came back to Argentina, about my third time on this trip. I came from Paraguay, over the bridge from Encarnacion in Paraguay to Posadas in Argentina over the Rio Paraguay.

The bus driver wouldn't stop at the Paraguayan side when I asked him, so now I've now exit stamp out of Paraguay but I have another entrance stamp for Argentina.

I guess it's no problem unless I ever want to go back to Paraguay. I can't really think of anything that would want me to go back though.

Paraguay gets very few tourists/backpackers. The people you meet on the street and in shops are friendly and helpful, there's just not a massive amount of things to draw people to Paraguy. Although the lack of backpackers comapred to other S/American countries might draw some travellers.

3. Posted by jonniej (Budding Member 12 posts) 6y

I know a bunch of people who got in trouble for not getting an exit stamp.. Are you in Ecuador and over your visa?

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

4. Posted by andinista (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

hi. i overstayed my 3 month visa in ecuador and my flight was out of colombia. so i crossed my fingers and proceeded to the rumichaca crossing and got an entry stamp into colombia without an exit stamp from ecuador. however, this was because the entry stamp that i had gotten when i traveled from colombia into ecuador at this same border was stamped with very light ink. the official in colombia could make out that it was a stamp out of rumichaca, but the date was unclear as well as the fact that it was an entry stamp and not an exit stamp that he was looking at. i hope this helps. otherwise to get an exit stamp from ecuador if you overstayed, you pay a $200 fine.

i forgot to mention, that i had first tried to continue traveling to peru, but was not allowed to continue oficially because i did not have an exit stamp from ecuador.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Jul-2010, at 16:44 by andinista ]

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 6y

It would help if the OP told us why he wants to know...

In general, getting your stamps wrong means a world of potential trouble, especially if you ever want to come back, or if you need a visa in order to enter destinations later in your trip.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Jul-2010, at 03:56 by bentivogli ]

6. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 6y

Poster #4: please start a new thread if you want to raise a new issue