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With a rich history of native tribes and colonialism, El Salvador is a great destination.
From the capital city of San Salvador to its beautiful coasts, the country has much to offer travelers.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for El Salvador. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for El Salvador: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Zika is a risk in El Salvador. Pregnant women should avoid traveling to El Salvador. Zika can cause severe birth defects. All travelers should prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika. Cover exposed skin, stay inside as much as possible and sleep with a mosquito net.
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A passport is required for going to El Salvador. While a visa is not needed for stays under 90 days, a $10 tourist card must be bought on arrival.
Due to border agreements, travelers can enter Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua if they have entered El Salvador. You are able to travel between these four countries for up to 90 days.
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The climate of El Salvador is tropical and has a wet and dry season. The rainy season is from May to October with rainfall reaching over 70 inches. The dry season is from November to April. Average temperatures in El Salvador are in the low-70’s. The mountain regions are much cooler throughout the year, especially in winter.
Travelers should consider the risks of travel to El Salvador as they plan their trip. High crime rates and the presence of high profile gangs like MS-13 has increased travel risks.
If you are traveling to El Salvador to visit their national parks, do not travel alone. Armed robberies are common in national parks. It’s important to always bring a guide or a person of authority with you. The National Civilian Police are able to provide this for you.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially in tourist areas. Travelers should not walk, run or cycle in insecure areas. Avoid travel on public transit and only use taxis stationed at major hotels.
Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting crime.
The largest tourist attractions in El Salvador are national parks. The country’s national parks dedicated to volcanoes are a must-visit. El Salvador is home to a variety of volcano types including dormant and active.
Some of the most popular and well-known volcanoes in El Salvador include Praque Nacional Los Volcanoes, Volcan Izalco, and Volcan Chaparrastique.
Praque Nacional Los Volcanoes is a lush national park. It is home to tropical bird species such as toucans. The park provides opportunities for both hiking and camping as well as day trips. The park holds three volcanoes and is one of the largest national parks in El Salvador.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to El Salvador:
All Americans visiting El Salvador should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in El Salvador, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy San Salvador
Final Boulevard Santa Elena Sur,
Urbanizacion Santa Elena,
Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad
San Salvador, El Salvador
Telephone: +(503) 2501-2628
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(503) 2501-2999
Fax: +(503) 2278-5522
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