Last Updated: September 18, 2020
With El Salvador’s borders being closed for 6 months, the country is eager to reopen its tourism as safely as possible. El Salvador is officially planning to reopen its borders for international flights on September 19, 2020.
September 18 update: Officials in El Salvador will reopen the country’s airports to all international travelers from Sept. 19. Commercial passenger flights will resume gradually, with authorities intending to operate at full capacity from early October. To enter, all passengers must present proof of a negative COVID test, taken no more than 72 hours before travel.
Who Can Enter El Salvador?
All nations that could visit El Salvador before will be able to once again enter the country once it’s borders reopened. That is to say, all normal visa entry requirements will still be in effect.
Are there any Testing and/or Quarantine Upon Entry?
Travelers should bring a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours regardless of their nationality or country of origin. Moreover, there is no current quarantine requirement for tourists when arriving in El Salvador.
Safety Measures and Health Protocols
All travelers should wear face masks in all public indoor, public transport, and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
What’s Open in El Salvador?
- Public transportation in El Salvador is mostly not operating but may start operating again.
- Restaurants in El Salvador are open but only for takeout and delivery.
- Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and home delivery food outlets will operate.
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