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COVID-19 travel restrictions: El Salvador

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This article was published on June 10, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter El Salvador?

You can enter El Salvador. In addition, as of April 2022, El Salvador has lifted all COVID-19 entry restrictions.

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Can I enter El Salvador if I am vaccinated/ unvaccinated/recovered?

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can enter El Salvador without restrictions. You do not have to present any Covid-related documents. However, please be aware that COVID-19 remains a risk worldwide, and rules can change at short notice.

As for vaccination, the following vaccine drugs are approved in El Salvador:

  • AstraZeneca
  • CoronaVac
  • Pfizer

Travel documents if I am vaccinated / unvaccinated / recovered

Currently, no COVID-19 documents are required when entering El Salvador.

Can I leave El Salvador? 

You can leave El Salvador. 

Can I leave El Salvador if I am vaccinated? 

Vaccinated travelers can leave El Salvador. Please take your time to find out about all the COVID-19 requirements at your destination country. 

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

In addition, it is recommended that you check for the potential requirement of a negative test result. Certain countries still require testing regardless of a traveler’s vaccination status. 

Can I leave El Salvador if I am unvaccinated? 

Unvaccinated travelers can leave El Salvador. 

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in El Salvador currently

Presently, the COVID-19 situation in El Salvador is moderate. 

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Is it safe to travel to El Salvador right now?

International travel to El Salvador is safe providing you abide by basic COVID-19 measures, such as wearing a mask indoors and sanitizing/washing your hands regularly.

Is San Salvador open for travel?

San Salvador is open for tourists now. 

Do I have to go into quarantine if I go to El Salvador?

You do not have to go into quarantine when you arrive in El Salvador.

How do I get a health pass to travel to El Salvador?

There is no common health pass for foreign visitors in El Salvador. It is recommended that you carry paper copies of your COVID-19 documents in case you are asked to present them when entering a particular venue.

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