El Salvador travel advice

Explore our complete guide to El Salvador with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for El Salvador.

El Salvador travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to El Salvador with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

El Salvador - quick facts
Time difference UK -6 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency United States Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right

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El Salvador weather

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El Salvador travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting El Salvador from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around El Salvador.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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El Salvador travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to El Salvador with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in El Salvador, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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El Salvador covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in El Salvador with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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El Salvador FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to El Salvador including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to El Salvador due to Covid-19?

El Salvador is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for El Salvador.

Check out Ministry of Health, El Salvador for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from El Salvador?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from El Salvador. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between El Salvador and the UK?

The time difference between El Salvador and the UK is UK time-6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in El Salvador?

The main language spoken in El Salvador is Spanish.

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What is the currency in El Salvador?

The currency in El Salvador is the United States Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in El Salvador?

El Salvador uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in El Salvador?

They drive on the right side of the road in El Salvador.

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