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Airport tax in Guayaquil

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Airport tax in Guayaquil

Does anyone know if they take credit cards for the departure tax?

Cuenca, Ecuador
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1. Re: Airport tax in Guayaquil

They do not. It is cash only. You do not have to pay an airport tax to depart for the Galapagos, only for international flights.

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2. Re: Airport tax in Guayaquil

Hi CAfam5,

we left from GYE at the end of May and we used our credit card to pay the departure tax.

Of course, at first they said that CC were not accepted and that we had to pay cash. The thing was that we had not enough cash left and we KNEW they accepted credit cards. After insisting they said that the real problem was that the CC terminal was not working but they could give it a try. Well, the machine worked without a single problem.

Good luck!

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I paid cash when I departed from Quito back to the States as I believed it was cash only. It looks like if you push you might be able to use a card. That said, why go through the hassle? Keep some extra cash on hand. Don't forget the official currency of Ecuador is the US Dollar, so if you come back with "too much cash", it's dollars you can use back home. Only advice I might offer is try not to use too many big bills (as in $20's or larger). I had great difficulty using larger bills. $20's were only sparingly accepted and didn't even bother with $50's or $100's.

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