Jose Sandoval, Ecuadorian Ambassador to Peru, stated “Our projections suggest that tourism is expected to witness a higher growth rate of 10%, I mean tourism on both sides.”
The governments of Peru and Ecuador have an agreement to allow their citizens to stay on a tourist visa for up to 180 days. As most bordering countries do not have such agreements, this free movement between countries is expected to increase tourist flow by 10% in 2016.
Tourism, a major industry in both nations, is already high between Peru and Ecuador. Approximately 200,000 Peruvians and Ecuadorians travel to their neighbor country each year.
With the free movement agreement, tourism will continue to increase for both countries, which will in turn create more opportunities for economic growth and prosperity.