COVID-19 travel restrictions: El Salvador

Travel Restrictions


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This article has been written on the June 10, 2022 and contains accurate information. However, we highly recommend you check the latest travel requirements before you book a trip since covid regulations are constantly updating.

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.

Tourists have fun on top of a mountain with the El Salvador Volcano at the background — ShutterstockSan Salvador Volcano — Shutterstock

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. 

Beautiful colored houses of Apaneca, El Salvador — ShutterstockHouses in the small settlement of Apaneca — Shutterstock


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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