Current travel advisories for El Salvador

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Last Update: Tuesday, 18. June 2024 at 08:18

Please reconsider your need to travel to El Salvador.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.3 / 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 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.4 / 5

El Salvador shares land borders with Guatemala and Honduras. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.4 (Guatemala) and 3.4 (Honduras). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: 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 (level 2 of 4).

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Canadian government

Quelle: 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.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SV

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet -

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reissued with obsolete COVID-19 page links removed. Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to crime. Country Summary: In March 2022, the Government of El Salvador (GOES) declared a “State of Exception” in response to an increase in homicides. The declaration remains in effect. The State of Exception grants authorities power to arrest anyone suspected of gang activity and suspends several constitutional rights, including the normal protections of criminal procedure such as the right to a speedy trial. Prison conditions are harsh. Several U.S. and other foreign citizens have been detained under the State of Exception, some in a reportedly arbitrary manner. Under its Territorial Control Plan, the GOES also may, without prior warning, restrict access via checkpoints to areas suspected of gang activity. U.S. citizens are advised that access to and freedom of movement within these areas may be limited. Though there has been a significant reduction in gang-related activity, violent crime remains a concern throughout significant portions of the country. Crime rates vary among departamentos (states) and municipios (municipalities), and areas witnessing higher crime rates are often located in close proximity to lower crime areas or must be crossed in moving between lower risk areas. Local authorities may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents, although the concentration of resources in resort areas means these areas tend to be better policed than urban areas. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to El Salvador.

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. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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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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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in El Salvador.

Is El Salvador safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to El Salvador. The risk index is at 3.3 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for El Salvador?

We currently know of 6 countries having issued advisories for El Salvador.

What countries does El Salvador share land borders with?

El Salvador shares land borders with Guatemala and Honduras. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.4 (Guatemala) and 3.4 (Honduras). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel 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 is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!