El Salvador international travel guide

Landscape view of El Salvador

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El Salvador is part of North America with main city at San Salvador. It's usually 🌀️ 23.73 °C in El Salvador with a rainfall of 🌧 44.75 mm. Internet speed in El Salvador is on average 3.4 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 7M people. The main currency is El Salvador Colon. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are common in El Salvador. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~23.73 Β°C Β  🌧 ~44.75 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 7M people


πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

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 El Salvador on a United Airlines flight, you will need an authorisation issued by the US Embassy to board the flight. The Australian Embassy in Mexico can help you get it, advise us as early as possible. See Travel for details including links. If you're staying in El Salvador, follow the advice of local authorities. There’s a nationwide quarantine. You can only leave your accommodation in limited circumstances. If you do go outside, you must wear a face mask at all times. If you don't comply with movement restrictions, you could be jailed or be sent to a quarantine centre. See the Australian Embassy in Mexico website for a list of essential service providers. Minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19, and stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. We advise you: Do not travel to El Salvador.

issued date: May 19, 2020


🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish


πŸ’± Currencies Used

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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.


πŸ“‘ Internet

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.

πŸ“± Phones

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.

πŸ“ž Calling

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 .


πŸ†˜ Emergency




+213 (0) 21-235-050

Fire department


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Last updated: November 9, 2020

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