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Ecuador

Nomad Passport Index Ranking

Ecuador Passport
99T

Nomad Rank

67.00

Total Score

Country

Ecuador

Capital City

Quito

Language

Spanish

Currency

United States dollar

Region

Americas

Landlocked

No

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Ecuador

Nomad Passport Index Ranking

The passport of Ecuador is currently ranked as 99T, with a total score of 67.00. Ecuador passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by relying on the Ecuador government's approach not just to travel, but also to international taxation laws, global perception, dual citizenship, and personal freedom as just the number of countries Ecuador passport holder may visit won't tell the whole story and you will have to deal with far different requirements to pay tax, live freely, comply with regulations, and avoid scrutiny when traveling.

102 40 30 30 20
Travel Taxation Perception Dual Citizenship Freedom
Visa-Free Visa On Arrival Visa eTA Visa Required

Travel Destinations from Ecuador 50% in total score

For the Ecuador Travel score calculation, we relied on data from the IATA, Henley Index, and news sources to rank travel access. We calculate the Travel scores by summing up Visa-free, Visa On Arrival, and eTA countries. Based on that data, we assigned Ecuador a Travel score of 102 as there are 48 countries that Ecuador passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries), 49 countries that allow Ecuador passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) and 5 electronic travel authorization (eTA) destinations. Altogether, Ecuador passport holders can enter a total of 102 destinations — either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. Separate from these 102 destinations, there are 148 additional destinations which Ecuador passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa.

Taxation in Ecuador 20% in total score

For the Ecuador Taxation score calculation, we relied on data from our network of tax vendors, news sources, and tax authorities themselves. We assigned the lowest score of 10 to countries that tax citizens no matter where they live, scores of 20 or 30 to countries that allow citizens to relocate to avoid tax, 40 to those that don’t tax foreign incomes of resident citizens, and 50 to countries with zero tax. Based on that data, we assigned Ecuador a Taxation score of 40, meaning that Ecuador don’t tax foreign incomes of resident citizens.

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Perception in Ecuador 10% in total score

For the Ecuador Perception score calculation, we relied on the World Happiness Report, the Human Development Index, and subjective factors from our networks’ experiences to determine how each country’s citizens are received and recognized. We assigned the lowest score of 10 to those whose citizens are refused entry to a substantial number of countries and/or whose citizens encounter substantial hostility, scores of 20, 30, and 40 to countries whose citizens experience intermediate hostility, and 50 to countries ranked among the happiest in the world and whose citizens experience minimal hostility. Based on that data, we assigned Ecuador a Perception score of 30, meaning that Ecuador citizens experience intermediate hostility.

Dual Citizenship in Ecuador 10% in total score

For the Ecuador Dual Citizenship score calculation, we relied on embassy data and our experiences to assess the ability to hold dual citizenship, ranging from a score of 10 for strictly forbidden to a score of 50 for freely allowed. We assigned the score of 10 and 20 to countries whose citizens are strictly forbidden to hold other citizenships, scores of 30 and 40 to countries whose citizens are often allowed to hold other citizenships but with certain restrictions, and 50 to countries whose citizens are almost always allowed to hold other citizenships. Based on that data, we assigned Ecuador a Dual Citizenship score of 30, meaning that Ecuador citizens are often allowed to hold other citizenships but with certain restrictions.

Freedom in Ecuador 10% in total score

For the Ecuador Freedom score calculation, we relied on data and news reports on mandatory military service, government surveillance, press freedom, and other factors to determine the personal freedom of citizens, travelers, and expats, with scores from 10 being the least free and 50 being the freest. We assigned the scores of 10 and 20 to countries whose citizens have low freedom, scores of 30 and 40 to countries whose citizens have intermediate freedom, and 50 to countries whose citizens have total freedom. Based on that data, we assigned Ecuador a Freedom score of 20, meaning that Ecuador citizens have low freedom.

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Rank 99T
Score 67.00
Travel 102
Taxation 40
Perception 30
Dual Citizenship 30
Freedom 20
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