Getting into Peru / Ecuador etc without a return ticket

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1. Posted by robbieoz (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

How things have changed, I now notice that to get into places like Ecuador you need a return ticket, not like in 1980, so my question is, as I am returning to do abit of country hopping, how do i get around this problem.
Surely there are still travellers who pass through these countries by bus and no return ticket.
Anyhelp would be good.

2. Posted by Taffski (Travel Guru 182 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Rob,

we flew into Quito from LAX via Bogota no problems what so ever.

We told them that we would be leaving Ecuador by bus to Chile. That was it... one question and this was from the airline when we checked in in LAX.... nothing when we arrived in Quito what so ever.

Loads of people do this and we did it with no problems what so ever.

No proof or bus tickets or anything. We did have a hostel booked for the first night though... hostel revolution in Quito (run by an aussie) and the place is great.

Hope this helps put your mind at rest....


3. Posted by miromar (Respected Member 175 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I havent had any problems entering any country in SA, and havent heard of anybody having them. Most of the travellers dont even have a return ticket, so I guess they are used to people telling them that they are leaving the country by land. dont worry you will be fine!!!


PS. Check your stamp when entering the country though, i didnt do so entering peru, and because the immigration officer was too busy flirting with me he stamped my passport with the wrong date!! (2months before!) and had lots of trouble when leaving! :D

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 21, 2007, at 11:45 AM by miromar ]