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Ecuador – Level 2
The State Department reissued its Level 2 travel advisory for Ecuador on June 22. Visitors should exercise increased caution in the country due to civil unrest, crime and kidnapping. Areas to avoid include Guayaquil, south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue; the cities of Huaquillas and Arenillas in the province of El Oro; the cities of Quevedo, Quinsaloma, and Pueblo Viejo in the province of Los Rios and Esmeraldas city and all areas north of Esmeraldas city in Esmeraldas province. Meanwhile, travelers should reconsider visiting the following places: Guayaquil north of Portete de Tarquí Avenue; El Oro province outside the cities of Huaquillas and Arenillas; Los Rios province outside the cities of Quevedo, Quinsaloma, and Pueblo Viejo; all areas south of Esmeraldas city in Esmeraldas province and the provinces of Sucumbíos, Manabí, Santa Elena, and Santo Domingo.