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General Information

The official language of El Salvador is Spanish.

The national currency of El Salvador is United States dollar (USD).

1 USD equals  .
equals  USD.

Location

El Salvador

The distance from to El Salvador is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid travelling to El Salvador. Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to crime. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Your travel destination belongs to the 20 countries with the highest criminality. Always remember to be careful.

The criminality index of El Salvador is 68. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in El Salvador.

LGBT

El Salvador has a score of 1 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. El Salvador ranks #57 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in El Salvador. There is, however, widespread discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, access to health care, and identity documents. Public officials, including the police, have reportedly engaged in violence and discrimination against LGBTI persons. For more detailed information about LGBTI rights in El Salvador, you may review the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017. For further information on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) travel, please read our LGBTI Travel Information page.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to El Salvador should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in El Salvador:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in El Salvador to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in El Salvador differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In El Salvador, the standard voltage is 115 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between El Salvador and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in El Salvador. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain on Tuesday through next Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 65–86°F  /  18–30°C 81% 22%
Sat November 09 68–87°F  /  20–31°C 75% 11%
Sun November 10 67–88°F  /  20–31°C 79% 20%
Mon November 11 67–87°F  /  19–30°C 85% 27%
Tue November 12 68–88°F  /  20–31°C 88% 64%
Wed November 13 68–87°F  /  20–31°C 82% 38%
Thu November 14 69–87°F  /  20–30°C 83% 56%
Fri November 15 68–85°F  /  20–30°C 89% 78%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:54 am and sets at 05:27 pm. This equates to 11.6 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in El Salvador, it is in . When the sun sets in El Salvador, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in El Salvador is 5.00 USD. Every kilometer costs an additional 4.00 USD. Every hour of waiting time costs 12.00 USD.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in El Salvador.

The minimum driving age is 15.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 7.61 USD.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in El Salvador is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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