Ecuador
Resources
City Guides
JoinSign In
Cigna International Health Insurance
Expat Coronavirus Report

Coronavirus in Cuenca, Ecuador

Guest Submission

Read & Post Comments

Coronavirus-in-Cuenca,-Ecuador

Apr 19, 2020 Update

We Asked: What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible. He replied...

Everything seems under control in this city. Restrictions are very strict.. far more severe and imposed far earlier than Western nations. In a city of appr. 700,000 there are about 100 cases.

How People are Coping

We Asked: How are people handling the situation in your area? He replied...

Everyone in this province of Ecuador is behaving. Streets are empty and only grocery stores and pharmacies are open. Police politely enforce the rules, though fines for infractions are very large. We are looking what is happening in the developed world, especially the US, with horror.

Changing Conditions as coronavirus Spreads

We Asked: How has the situation changed as the Coronavirus has spread? He replied...

Retail stores and restaurants are closed..along with schools and the large open air markets. The one province (1/22) that followed Trumpism has 71% of the cases and has been road blocked from the rest of the country.

Government Response with Regard to Expats

We Asked: Describe how your home country's government has handled the outbreak situation with regards to its expatriate citizens. He replied...

Canada, better than some but not as well, with what they have, than Ecuador.

Supplies and Shortages

We Asked: Is there a shortage of supplies in your location? He replied...

Yes..if you compare Ecuador with the average developed nation. But local supply of masks and care workers was covered very quickly. Different culture. Rather than trying to find who is at fault, they simply made them locally. 6 washables for $2 at any open store.

Preparing for the Future

We Asked: What are you doing in terms of preparations in case the situation deteriorates in your location? He replied...

Food is not a problem in Ecuador.

Lockdown & Passing the Time

We Asked: Are you staying home? If so, how are you passing the time? He replied...

Streaming television and cooking!

Public Healthcare & Public Hospitals

We Asked: Are you enrolled in the public healthcare system where you live? Do you feel that the public hospitals are handling or preparing for the Coronavirus outbreak effectively? He replied...

We are insured privately. 250/month. But if there is no space in a hospital.. what good is that.. in any country?

Private Health Insurance & Private Hospitals

We Asked: Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain. He replied...

Yes. See above.

Hospital of Choice for Coronavirus Treatment

We Asked: Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness? Which hospital and why? He replied...

There are many good ones in this city. Santa Ines, Del Rio, Mount Sinai

Returning Home

We Asked: Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain. He replied...

No. It is safer here than in Canada, or ANY western developed nation. Expats who rushed to the US weeks ago are dead of the virus now.

Advice for People Outside of Cuenca, Ecuador

We Asked: If you live in an area already heavily affected by coronavirus, what advice would you share with others elswhere in the world who may be facing the same challenges in the future. He replied...

Depends on their age. But the main recipe is to stay at home.

How Government is Treating Expats

We Asked: How is the government of the country where you are currently living treating expats during this time? Have there been any changes or extensions made in terms of residency and and other visa renewals, applications and requirements? Has access to public healthcare been eased? Please describe any types of changes (positive and negative) that are taking place. He replied...

Ecuador treats expats well.

Expat Health Insurance in Ecuador

Expats interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

Submitted By

Guest User

Sign In or Sign Up to reply

Cigna Expat Health InsuranceExpatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Ecuador from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Culture-Shock-in-GuayaquilAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Guayaquil, Ecuador

A newcomer to Ecuador offers an honest view of what it's like adjusting to life in Guayaquil. From finding it hard to understand people, because they speak too fast to feeling depressed and thinking about returning home, she is truly in the midst of culture shock.

A newcomer to Ecuador offers an honest view of what it's like adjusting to life in Guayaquil. From finding it hard to understand people, because they speak too fast to feeling depressed and thinking ...

Living-in-CuencaAn Expat Discusses Living in Cuenca, Ecuador

An expat offers an immensely helpful view of what it's like living in Cuenca, Ecuador - from expat clubs to job opportunities.

An expat offers an immensely helpful view of what it's like living in Cuenca, Ecuador - from expat clubs to job opportunities. ...

Tips-for-Newcomers-in-EcuadorMoving to Ecuador: Tips for Newcomers in Ecuador

When it comes to getting an insider's perspective on expat life in Ecuador, our Ecuador network is the place to post! With hundreds of posts each month, members cover current events, moving and relocation advice and much more!

When it comes to getting an insider's perspective on expat life in Ecuador, our Ecuador network is the place to post! With hundreds of posts each month, members cover current events, moving and reloc...

International-Schools-in-EcuadorInternational Schools in Ecuador

From the American School of Quito to Acadamia Cotopaxi, we cover the most popular international schools in Ecuador.

From the American School of Quito to Acadamia Cotopaxi, we cover the most popular international schools in Ecuador. ...

Crime--Safety-in-EcuadorExpat Advice about Crime & Safety in Ecuador

Advice from Expats in Ecuador about Safety, Security and Crime in Ecuador.

Advice from Expats in Ecuador about Safety, Security and Crime in Ecuador....

17-Tips-from-Expats-about-Moving-to-Ecuador17 Tips from Expats about Moving to Ecuador

We asked expats in Ecuador for advice for newcomers. From cost of living to what to bring to culture shock, their insight is a must read for anyone thinking about moving to Ecuador.
We asked expats in Ecuador for advice for newcomers. From cost of living to what to bring to culture shock, their insight is a must read for anyone thinking about moving to Ecuador. ...

13-Expats-Talk-about-Living-in-Ecuador13 Expats Talk about Living in Ecuador

Expats in Ecuador talk about what its like living in Ecuador. From the lower cost of living to its wonderful climate to the focus on family, Ecuador is a popular destination for retirees and other expats.
Expats in Ecuador talk about what its like living in Ecuador. From the lower cost of living to its wonderful climate to the focus on family, Ecuador is a popular destination for retirees and other ex...

Ecuador Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2020 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal