El Salvador international travel guide in 2024

El Salvador international travel guide in 2024

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El Salvador has a population of 7M with main currency as Salvadoran Col贸n. The languages spoken are Spanish. El Salvador travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are common in El Salvador. Internet speed in El Salvador is on average 3.4 Mbps.

El Salvador travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for El Salvador and have lowered the travel advice level. We now advise exercise a high degree of caution due to the threat of violent crime. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in El Salvador due to the threat of聽violent crime.

Issue Date : Nov 14, 2023

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El Salvador essential details


El Salvador uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.


The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money in El Salvador


El Salvador uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.


Automatic teller machines are common in El Salvador. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM 鈥 your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Internet in El Salvador


Internet speed in El Salvador is on average 3.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in El Salvador is low. It is not as easy to find one.


You can buy a SIM card for about $13.99, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Claro, Digicel, Movistar or Tigo. El Salvador uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in El Salvador upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.


To call El Salvador, dial +, then 503 (the country code for El Salvador), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within El Salvador, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving in El Salvador


+213 (0) 21-235-050
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El Salvador visa advice

If you're considering exploring El Salvador beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on El Salvador transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to El Salvador, understanding El Salvador Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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