Bulletin No. 18 - 18/09/2015
Cotopaxi volcano situation Status: Yellow alert Volcano status
In eruptive process
On this friday morning, the volcano remains cloudy and no ashfall is reported. The seismicity maintains in the same conditions as in the last 24 hours.
Accommodation The Ministry of Tourism visited affected areas with staff of the Secretary of Risk Management, Geophysical Institute and Municipality of Mejia. Establishments operating normally: Cotopaxipungo, Santa Ana del Pedregal, Hacienda El Porvenir, Secret Garden and Ruta de los Volcanes Restaurant.
Establishments operating from 06:00 to 17:00: Los Mortiños, 4 volcanes Restaurant, Chilcabamba and Mauca Pedregal.
Tambopaxi, located within the Cotopaxi National Park, which has been closed for precaution, can only operate under the authorization of the Ministry of Environment.
It is noteworthy that the establishments in the rest of the country are operating normally. For further information, visit: http://bit.ly/1JWR6eF
Local airports are open and operating normally, including Latacunga Airport. For further information, please visit: http://www.aviacioncivil.gob.ec/
The country’s roadways are operating normally. To learn more about the current state of roadways, visit: http://www.obraspublicas.gob.ec/mapaestado-de-carreteras-ecuador/
Tourism in Ecuador The 2015 current patent operators developing their tourist activitities in the Cotopaxi National Park may operate in: Cayambe Coca National Park, Chimborazo Wildlife Production Reserve, Antisan Ecological Reserve, Sangay National Park, Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve and Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve. For more information, visit: http://areasprotegidas.ambiente.gob.ec/
Ferrocarriles del Ecuador EP (Ecuadorian Railways Company) has modified some of their routes. For more information visit: http://trenecuador.com/ferrocarrilesdele cuador/
ECU 911 Smartphone Application Download the application for free. This facilitates emergency care across the country, through the geo-referenced location of the incident, by smartphones. For further information, visit: www.ecu911.gob.ec/aplicacionparacelulares/
The Ministry of Tourism advices tourists and tour operators to remain alert to guidelines and recommendations provided by the Ministry of Security Coordination, through its official channels: www.seguridad.gob.ec. To be informed about the volcano situation, you can also visit: www.volcancotopaxi.com (here you will find a Tourism section with useful information for the tourism industry), or on social networks like #VolcánCotopaxi.