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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

El Salvador Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to El Salvador

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to El Salvador. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

El Salvador shares land borders with Honduras and Honduras. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.7 (Honduras) and 3.3 (Guatemala).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in El Salvador

There are currently 8,307 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in El Salvador. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 229 officially reported deaths related to this disease in El Salvador.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for El Salvador

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for El Salvador.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination El Salvador from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise increased caution when traveling to El Salvador due to crime. Country Summary: 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, ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Våldsamma brott är allmänna. Det är riskabelt att röra sig utomhus ensam eller på natten.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Sverige, fordi Sverige ikke opfylder kriterierne for lave smittetal i den nye model for rejsevejledningerne inden for EU og Schengenområdet. Regionerne Blekinge, Kronoberg og Västerbotten er undtaget, fordi regionerne opfylder kriterierne. Du kan læse mere hos Statens Serum Institut. Hvis du rejser til Blekinge, ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/sverige/

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of El Salvador.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Hele landet undtagen rejser til Blekinge, Kronoberg og Västerbotten, ophold i egen ødegård eller lignende og transitrejser.

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Commercial flights leaving El Salvador have mostly been suspended, but unscheduled flights may become available at short notice, including with United Airlines. Follow the Australian Embassy in Mexico on social media for regular updates on departure options. Book directly with the airlines and arrive at the airport early on the day of the flight. If you are departing ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/el-salvador

Individual rating changes for El Salvador

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of El Salvador. Most recent events first.

Changes from June 27th 2020

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 3.4 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for El Salvador to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from June 24th 2020

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 3.7 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for El Salvador to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -2.0).

Changes from March 25th 2020

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 3.4 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for El Salvador to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 3.3 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for El Salvador to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 3.1 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for El Salvador to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 2.8 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for El Salvador with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for El Salvador to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 2.7 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for El Salvador to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 2.5 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for El Salvador to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from October 2nd 2019

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 2.8 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for El Salvador to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -2.0).

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 0.0 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for El Salvador with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for El Salvador changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for El Salvador with a rating of 4.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for El Salvador with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for El Salvador with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for El Salvador with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for El Salvador with a rating of 3.0.

About El Salvador

El Salvador with its capital San Salvador is a country in North America (Central America), slightly smaller than Massachusetts (21,040 km²). The country is located Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras. The climate can be described as tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands. The landscape is mostly mountains with narrow coastal belt and central plateau. With a population of about 7.07 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital San Salvador
Population about 7.07 million
Size 21.040 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Massachusetts
Common languages Spanish
Currency Dollar (short: USD)
Common voltage (electricity) 115V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 850/900/1900
International phone prefix +503
Internet Top Level Domain .sv
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SV
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SLV
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 222

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems El Salvador is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • contamination of soils from disposal of toxic wastes
  • deforestation
  • soil erosion
  • water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • extremely susceptible to hurricanes
  • frequent and sometimes destructive earthquakes and volcanic activity
  • known as the Land of Volcanoes
  • significant volcanic activity; San Salvador (1,893 m), which last erupted in 1917, has the potential to cause major harm to the country's capital, which lies just below the volcano's slopes; San Miguel (2,130 m), which last erupted in 2002, is one of the

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of El Salvador. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. fertilizer
  4. food processing
  5. furniture
  6. light metals
  7. petroleum
  8. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. beans
  2. beef
  3. coffee
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. dairy products
  7. oilseed
  8. rice
  9. sorghum
  10. sugar

Salvadoran Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from El Salvador.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. chemicals
  3. coffee
  4. electricity
  5. ethanol
  6. iron
  7. offshore assembly exports
  8. steel manufactures
  9. sugar
  10. textiles

Import products

  1. capital goods
  2. consumer goods
  3. electricity
  4. foodstuffs
  5. fuels
  6. petroleum
  7. raw materials

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for El Salvador?

El Salvador is currently rated at 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to El Salvador.

Is it safe to travel El Salvador in 2020?

Visiting the country El Salvador is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for El Salvador?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for El Salvador.

What is the current Corona virus situation in El Salvador?

There are currently 8,307 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in El Salvador. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 229 officially reported deaths related to this disease in El Salvador.

What is the size of El Salvador?

El Salvador has a size of 21,040 km² or 8,124 mi² which is slightly smaller than Massachusetts.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.