Galapagos People: Quarantine © Ralph Lee Hopkins

Everything coming in to Galapagos is inspected to protect the fragile Galapagos ecosystem © Ralph Lee Hopkins

A quarantine is place where people, organisms and objects that have been exposed to a contagious disease are kept until they are no longer contagious. This prevents the disease spreading to the area that they would otherwise have been travelling to. Galapagos has strict quarantine laws preventing new species being brought across on purpose or by accident.

Quarantine features on these pages:

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Glossary of Galapagos