Samborondón Guayaquil Ecuador + COVID Quarantine Update

Amelia and JP VLOG 221: We went back to Guayaquil last weekend to get my laptop, but it wasn’t ready yet. I had to login to my computer so they could verify it with Apple for the battery recall/warranty replacement.

While we were there, we spent a nice afternoon at Plaza Lagos in Samborondón, which is a really high-end, upscale part of the Guayaquil Metro Area. Several of our viewers recommended we go check it out and we’re happy we did. We had a nice salad and some Aperol Spritzers at Tinta Café. Unfortunately, all of the public parks and tourist areas like the Historic District and Malecón were still closed so that was it for our tour.

The pandemic state of exception is ending on September 12, 2020 so the government is starting the transition to the next phase of the COVID-19 quarantine. More businesses and public places will be officially open.

In addition, the 14-day air travel quarantine has been lifted as of August 15th. If you arrive at the airport in Quito or Guayaquil with a negative PCR-COVID test that’s less than 10 days old, you can continue on to your final destination without being required to quarantine. However, you must continue to follow the bio-safety protocols such as washing your hands frequently, allowing for touchless electronic temperature checks when entering buildings, wearing masks and social distancing.

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And a HUGE congratulations to 110 year-old Julio Cesar Mora Tapia and 104-year-old Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes who were just named the world’s oldest married couple by Guinness World Records. Someone else holds the record for longest marriage, but they now hold the record for oldest married couple.

You can read more about their story here: Ecuadorian Spouses Become The Worlds Oldest Married Couple

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