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

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Covid19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.12.2020
1. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test result must have been issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 2 years;
– passengers traveling with a diplomatic passport.
2. Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 30 days they have been to South Africa or the United Kingdom.


Detailed Tourist Information

El Salvador International Airport reopened on 19 September to scheduled international passenger flights. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before arrival.

El Salvador currently has a ban on entry to all travellers who have been in the United Kingdom in the last 30 days or whose flights have included a layover there.

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