If you aren’t able to travel during the month of February, then book flights to Manta from United States during May instead. Flights to Manta in May, while not as cheap as those in February, still average around $634.
The cheapest day to depart from United States to Manta is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $651. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Saturday because tickets tend to average around $888. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Manta.
Flying to Manta from United States in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $768 when looking at flights departing in the morning. Flights to Manta are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of $868. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.
Salinas (Santa Elena) Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Manta.
Currently, Ecuador travel restrictions include travel to Manta. Flights to Ecuador have now resumed. Travelers must present a completed Health Form and a completed Immigration form as well as a negative PCR test for COVID-19 issued within 10 days of arrival. Travelers without a qualifying test result will be tested upon arrival. Arriving travelers with a valid test certificate no longer need to enter quarantine unless they present symptoms of coronavirus. Those without one will be tested and sent to quarantine while awaiting results and until receiving a negative testing result. More information is available here. Special 'travel corridors' exist for tourists visiting the Galapagos. Foreigners wishing to enter the islands must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken 96 hours prior to the date of departure to Ecuador. On arrival in Ecuador, tourists may be requested to take another PCR test, at their own expense. Tourists must also present a return flight and a safe passage document (‘salvoconducto’) issued by the Ministry of Tourism to be exempt from doing 14 days of self-isolation on the islands. The tour operators or hotels are responsible for arranging this safe passage document on behalf of tourists, given that visitors are required to have previous contracted travel and accommodation arrangements. The Galapagos Transit Control Card, will need to be filled out online at least 24 hours before the flight. On arrival in Ecuador you will be required to fill in a Health Status Declaration, including a local address. Travel health insurance is mandatory for foreign tourists. If you are planning to travel to Manta at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.