El Salvador (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: The government of El Salvador has acquired the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Sinovac vaccines.

Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt.
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Banned
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 17.11.2021
COVID-19 entry regulations lifted on 15 November 2021.


Detailed Tourist Information

El Salvador has resumed international commercial flights. The Government of El Salvador reopened the International Airport on September 19 with enhanced health protocols, which may include but not be limited to requiring the wearing of a mask at all times, maintaining social distancing, and temperature checks.

You do not need proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country.

You should, however, bring proof of vaccination with you, as this may occasionally be required for entry to specific events.

Lockdown Details

Key services (including most shops, banks, petrol stations and restaurants/take away/home delivery food services) are open; entry controls, temperature checks, social distancing measures and limits on customer numbers are common.

Some non-essential businesses and attractions in El Salvador have opened.

Public parks, museums and theatres are closed and large gatherings are discouraged.

Fully vaccinated individuals can now enter sporting venues.

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.


Data Source: covidcontrols.co