Official Name

Republic of El Salvador

Capital City

San Salvador

Government

Democratic Republic

About El Salvador

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Currency
US Dollar (US $)
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Official Language
Spanish

Legal Tender
US dollar. We recommend you to change the curre

Other Languages
English is very common within the community business.

Foreign Exchange
Visitors are advised to change money only at banks.




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World Time
GMT-6
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Climate
Generally, the climate of El Salvador is warm or tropical
during the greater part of the year. The annual average
temperature is 28°C, ranging between 25°C and 28°C.

Time Zone
CST (Central Standard Time)

Weather
We advise to check the weather in El Salvador
before packing: www.marn.gob.sv
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Bank hour service
08:00 – 16:00. Some exceptions working up to 17:00 or
19:00 hours.
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Travelers Checks
They can be exchanged at banks and hotels, upon
presentation of a passport.
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Internet
Easy access to the Internet via WiFi hotspots in
business centers, hotels, cafes and restaurants.
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Electricity
110 volts AC, 60 Hz, 220 Volt

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Tipping
10% is appropriate in most restaurants and bars. Some
already include the tip in the bill.
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Transport
Here is the list of recommended transportation El Salvador
https://elsalvador.travel/surfcity/transportation-options/

Entry Requirements

Passport, depending on the country of origin. Sometimes a tourist visa or tourist card at a cost of $ 12 is needed and are usually valid for 90 days.

Airlines that wish to enter El Salvador must require their passengers (except for crew, diplomats or children under 2 years of age), a negative PCR test, issued by the laboratory, 72 hours before boarding the flight.

If the test is sent by the laboratory through any electronic means (E-mail, whatsapp, text message, etc.) the passenger will have to print the certificate, to present it at the airline counter in the country of shipment.

>The test certificate, to be presented at the airline, does not require the signature and seal of the laboratory or of the person responsible for having performed the examination.

All visitors must verify the immigration requirements needed to enter El Salvador before starting their journey to avoid unwanted setbacks or episodes. Passports should expire in no less than 6 months.

Airport Tax

EE.UU. $ 32.00

VISA Requeriments

Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa to visit El Salvador for tourism or family visit for a period not exceeding 90 days or for transit.

This visa-exempt countries may require a tourist card, which can be obtained at the border points of entrance to the country, and has a cost of US$12.00.

If your country is not listed above, you will need to apply for a Consular Visa at the Salvadoran Embassies abroad or a Consulted Visa through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is highly recommended to review these requirements in the following web page: http://www.migracion.gob.sv/visas-prorrogas-y-permisos/

Additionally, for any of the visa categories please consider the following:

  1. The maximum length of stay that can be given to a tourist is 90 days. If an extension is required, one can be requested per year.
  2. People arriving from Panama, South America or Africa must have received the yellow fever vaccine at least 15 days before their trip to El Salvador.

More About El Salvador

In El Salvador, you will find many English speakers in the tourism sector.

In the Salvadoran culture, it is important to cultivate interpersonal relationships.

The typical dish of El Salvador is the “pupusa” which is a corn cake or rice cake stuffed with ground beans, chicharrón (pork beef) and/or cheese. It is recommended for domestic and foreign tourists who come from abroad to consider their ingredients before tasting them.

Turismo en El Salvador

In El Salvador, in a short time you can move to different tourist places such as beaches, volcanoes, lakes, colonial towns, cities, and ruins.

To learn more about the outstanding tourist sites we invite you to explore the following links:

https://www.asotur.org/>