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

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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 24.09.2021
Passengers must have:
– a negative molecular COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT and PCR; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 2 years;
– passengers traveling with a diplomatic passport.


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.


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. Schools and universities and some businesses and organisations, remain closed. Public parks, museums and theatres are closed and large gatherings are discouraged.


Data Source: covidcontrols.co