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El Salvador travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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El Salvador

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to El Salvador. El Salvador is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to El Salvador. El Salvador is part of North America with main city at San Salvador. Its Developing country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is El Salvador Colon. The languages spoken are Spanish.
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🚨 Travel Advice for El Salvador

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to El Salvador is permitted. There are currently no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.
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Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, the Ministry of Health can place high-risk areas in quarantine with little or no prior notice. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test or full vaccination is required to attend public sports events and may be required for other public events. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in airports and when attending gatherings. Face masks are recommended when in public spaces.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with adapted safety measures in place

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with adapted safety measures in place such as social distancing, temperature checks, and contact tracing.

Bars

Bars are open with adapted safety measures in place such as social distancing, temperature checks, and contact tracing.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs are open with adapted safety measures in place such as social distancing, temperature checks, and contact tracing.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place such as social distancing, temperature checks, and contact tracing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, issued in selected countries, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements. Vaccinated travelers will be tested on arrival and must self-isolate for 24 hours or until a negative result is confirmed on the test taken on arrival.
Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least a single dose of the vaccine, not more than 180 days before departure, are permitted to travel and are exempt from undergoing 14-day isolation requirements.
Travelers who have received the Sputnik vaccine are also required to undergo additional serologic and PCR testing on arrival. Travelers will undergo quarantine until a positive serologic test and negative PCR test results are confirmed. Those testing negative on the serologic test are required to isolate for 14 days with the option to reduce this period by taking a supervised rapid antigen testing from the seventh day.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days and not more than 180 days before departure. Exemptions also apply to those who have received a vaccine booster after a full course of vaccination, if administered at least 14 days before departure. Full details on accepted vaccines and certificates can be found at https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/certificates-recognized-by-israel/

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This period can be shortened if two consecutive test results are confirmed negative, one taken on arrival and a second test taken on the seventh day of the isolation period.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 must self-isolate until a second test is confirmed negative taken on the third day of the isolation period. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 190 days of departure, or a recovery certificate.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure and arrival. Alternatively, a negative rapid antigen test can be presented, taken within the previous 24 hours of departure. The test results must be in English with the traveler's passport number stated on the document. Self-tests are not accepted.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive PCR test result, taken at least 8 days before and not older than 180 days of departure, or a recovery certificate. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
This does not apply to travelers returning to Israel within 72 hours after departing Israel. Less than 72 hours must have passed since travelers have landed abroad and the departure time to Israel. These travelers will undergo PCR testing on arrival.
Those traveling to Israel on indirect flights, with more than 24 hours between the departure of the first flight and the flight landing in Israel, are required proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight to Israel.

Testing on arrival

A PCR test will be administered on arrival. The test costs 80 ILS if pre-paid during the 'entry statement' process, 100 ILS if paid with a credit card on arrival, and 115 ILS if paid with cash on arrival. Only Israeli currency will be accepted for cash payments on arrival.

Travel restriction details for El Salvador

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Accepting Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Delivery/Takeout only
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Banned

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for El Salvador

Key services (including most shops, banks, petrol stations and restaurants/take away/home delivery food services) are open; entry controls, temperature checks, social distancing measures and limits on customer numbers are common. Schools and universities and some businesses and organisations, remain closed. Public parks, museums and theatres are closed and large gatherings are discouraged.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for El Salvador

Reconsider your need to travel

To enter El Salvador, you must present either a hard copy negative COVID-19 (PCR or Antigen) test taken 72 hours before travel or proof of full vaccination. If you're staying in El Salvador, follow the advice of local authorities and maintain social distancing. Be aware of movement restrictions. You must wear a face mask at all times in public spaces. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to El Salvador due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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