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1. Posted by Fahnder (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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) 7y Star this if you like it!

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