Current travel advisories for El Salvador

Last Update: Sunday, 26. May 2019 at 07:23

We advice caution when travelling to El Salvador.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.6 / 5

El Salvador is a country in North America (Central America) with around 8 million citizens and a land mass of 21,040 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.7 / 5

El Salvador shares land borders with Honduras and Guatemala. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.7 (Honduras) and 2.6 (Guatemala). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:

Danger level: 1

Take normal precautions.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/el-salvador

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in El Salvador due to violent crime.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/el-salvador

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/el-salvador/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/el-salvador-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to crime. Violent crime, such as murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics and arms trafficking, is widespread. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 8 million
Covering landmass
21,040 km²
Electricity
115V - 60Hz
Currency
Dollar (USD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
SV
Phone prefix
+503
Top Level Domain
.sv
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
850/900/1900

Airports in El Salvador (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.