Information for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

COVID-19 Information Last updated: November 29, 2021 Updated Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. due to COVID-19 ***  Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (November 3, 2021) Location: Worldwide Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. …

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Demonstration Alert- El Salvador

Demonstration Alert- El Salvador September 26, 2021 Location: Nuevo Cuscatlán Event:  The Embassy is aware of the possibility of a demonstration on the morning of September 27 in Nuevo Cuscatlán, as early as 5:00 am. While the vast majority of such demonstrations do not result in violence or specific actions against U.S. citizens, demonstrations are by their nature unpredictable …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (September 10, 2021) Location:  El Salvador Event: The National Hurricane Center in the United States (joined by the Ministry of the Environment and Civil Protection Agency in El Salvador) is tracking a tropical disturbance off the Pacific coast of El Salvador that is generating heavy bands of …

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Travel Alert – Dangerous Conditions at El Salvador’s Tourist Beaches

In 2021, an elevated number of U.S. citizens (and persons of other nationalities) have lost their lives due to rip currents and other dangerous conditions at El Salvador’s tourist beaches.  Strong undertows and currents make swimming at El Salvador’s Pacific Coast beaches extremely dangerous even for experienced swimmers. Lifeguards are not always present at beaches. …

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El Salvador – Level 3: Reconsider Travel H C

Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in El Salvador due to crime. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel.     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3  Travel Health Notice for El Salvador   due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country.   Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Launch of Online Fee Payments for Adult Passport Renewals on July 25, 2021

The U.S. Embassy San Salvador is pleased to announce a new option to pay for your adult passport renewal by mail application, which is the best option for fastest service for those who qualify.  Beginning July 25, 2021, passport applicants wishing to pay for their DS-82 renewal application online may visit  U.S. Embassy San Salvador Passport Services Website  to determine eligibility to use …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy San Salvador

Location: El Salvador Event:  The Travel Advisory level for El Salvador remains at Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution. However, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that we have established an internal travel policy to better inform our personnel where they may and may not travel on personal trips to better ensure their safety.  Due to crime, remoteness, …

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Summer 2021 “Embassy Updates” Newsletter for U.S. Citizens in El Salvador

The Summer 2021 issue of the  Embassy Updates newsletter for U.S. Citizens in El Salvador (PDF 2.9 MB) is available on the U.S. Embassy’s website.  This issue is available in both English and Spanish. These resources are published by the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit for all interested U.S. citizens. Please feel free to share it with those this email does not reach.

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs 

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test …

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Demonstration Alert- El Salvador December 11, 2020

Location: Throughout the country Event: The 2021 Legislative and Municipal Election Campaign officially begins in El Salvador on December 27th with Election Day on February 28, 2021. Previous campaign seasons have generated demonstrations that block roads and require a police presence. Demonstrations can occur prior to the beginning of the official campaign season. While the vast …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (November 16, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: Weather forecasts indicate that the remnants of Hurricane Iota will pass through El Salvador over the next few days as a tropical storm or depression, generating dangerous winds and rainfall throughout the country. This storm is likely to create dangerous floods …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (October 31, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: Weather forecasts indicate that heavy rain throughout El Salvador over the next few days will be followed by the possible impact of a tropical storm early next week. Due to saturated soil conditions, any further significant rainfall is likely to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (September 16, 2020)

Location:  Greater San Salvador Event: Local police are reporting that a number of ride share service users have been the victim of robberies perpetrated by their drivers. The vehicle dispatched may match the ride share application’s description, but the driver may not be the person assigned to that vehicle. These incidents have occurred during late night …

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Alerta de Viaje para El Salvador – Nivel 4:  No Viaje

Alerta de Viaje para El Salvador – Nivel 4:  No Viaje   C H No viaje a El Salvador debido al COVID-19. Ejerza mayor precaución en El Salvador debido al crimen. Lea el sitio web del Departamento de Estados sobre COVID-19  antes de planear cualquier viaje internacional. El Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) ha emitido …

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El Salvador Travel Advisory – Level 4:  Do Not Travel

El Salvador Travel Advisory – Level 4:  Do Not Travel    C H Do not travel to El Salvador due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in El Salvador due to crime.  Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for El Salvador due to COVID-19. Travelers to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (July 31, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 16,632 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 448 deaths and 8,362 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the U.S. Embassy that it will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. To purchase a …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (July 16, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 10,957 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 298 deaths and 6,262 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Avianca Avianca will offer flights on the following dates: Monday, July 20 – …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (July 3, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 7,267 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 202 deaths and 4,272 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (July 1, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 6,736 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 182 deaths and 3,964 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 26, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 5,517 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 133 deaths and 3,293 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Avianca Avianca will offer flights on the following dates: Monday, June 29 – …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 25, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 5,336 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 126 deaths and 3,116 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. Avianca To purchase a ticket with Avianca, please follow the steps below.  Please …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 19, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 4,329 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 86 deaths and 2,310 recovered patients. Starting June 16, the Government of El Salvador began a five-phase approach to reopening the economy. As of today, the airport remains closed for commercial passenger travel. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines and Avianca notified the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 16, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 3,941 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 76 deaths and 2,041 recovered patients. Starting June 16, the Government of El Salvador will begin a five-phase approach to reopening the economy.  As of today, the airport remains closed for commercial passenger travel.    Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the U.S. Embassy …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 5, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 2,849 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 53 deaths and 1,249 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI). For other nationalities, it will be based on the last digit …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Cristobal and Hurricane Season 2020:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Cristobal and Hurricane Season 2020:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (June 4, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  Tropical Storm Cristobal, although currently north of the country, could generate heavy rains in El Salvador for the next several days.  Hurricane season for the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific officially runs from …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 28, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 2,194 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 39 deaths and 1,002 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI).  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 24, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 1,915 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 35 deaths and 633 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 1,640 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 32 deaths and 540 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI). For other nationalities, it will be based on the last …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 1,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 30 deaths and 474 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI). For other nationalities, it will be based on the last …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 15, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 1,210 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 23 deaths and 416 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 12, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 998 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 18 deaths and 349 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI).  For other nationalities, it will be based on the last digit in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 11, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 958 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 18 deaths and 325 recovered patients. On May 7, the Government of El Salvador implemented additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran identification document (DUI).  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (May 7, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 695 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 15 deaths and 245 recovered patients. Starting May 7, the Government of El Salvador will implement additional movement restrictions based on the last digit of an individual’s Salvadoran …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 30, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 395 confirmed cases of COVID-19, nine deaths and 119 recovered patients. Smart Traveler Enrollment Program: The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to receive emergency messages.  To enroll in STEP, visit  https://step.state.gov/ . Actions to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 27, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 323 confirmed cases of COVID-19, eight deaths and 89 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer additional humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents from El Salvador to Houston, TX. To purchase a ticket, please visit  www.united.com , email  corporativosal@united.com

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 23, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 250 confirmed cases of COVID-19, eight deaths and 67 recovered patients. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the U.S. Embassy that they will offer additional humanitarian flights for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents from El Salvador to Houston, TX. To purchase a ticket, please visit  www.united.com , email  corporativosal@united.com  or …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 20, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 218 confirmed cases of COVID-19, seven deaths and 46 recovered patients. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine, which is still in effect. All individuals are required to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 18, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: The Government of El Salvador reports 190 confirmed cases of COVID-19, seven deaths and 43 recovered patients. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information: covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 16, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: There are 125 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine, which is still in effect. All …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 15, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:   There are 123 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths.  The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv    On March 21, the Government of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 14, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: There are 118 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine, which is still in effect. All …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 13, 2020) Location:  El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country starting on March 18.  As of today, the airport remains closed.  The U.S. Embassy will provide more information as it becomes available. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 13, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:   There are 109 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths.  The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv    On March 21, the Government of El …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 11, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:   There are 93 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths.  The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv    On March 21, the Government of El …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 10, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: There are 96 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports six COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information: covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 8, 2020)

Location: El Salvador Event: There are 79 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports five COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days, and on April 6 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 7, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: There are 69 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports four COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 7, 2020) Location: El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country starting on March 18. As of today, the airport remains closed. The U.S. Embassy will provide more information as it becomes available. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 6, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event:   There are 60 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports four COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv  On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: El Salvador Event: There are 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports two COVID-19 related deaths. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information: covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days. All individuals are …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 2, 2020) Location:  El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country until April 19. As of April 2, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 2,460 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports two COVID-19 related deaths.  The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv  On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 1, 2020) Location:  El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country until April 19. As of April 1, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 2,100 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 1, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 31 active cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador reports one COVID-19 related death. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information:  covid19.gob.sv  On March 21, the Government of El Salvador …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 31, 2020) Location:  El Salvador The Government of El Salvador announced a suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country until April 19. As of March 31, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 1,739  U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 30, 2020)

Location: El Salvador As of March 30, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 1,438 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights. Seven additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated 1,224 passengers are scheduled through April 3. Humanitarian Flights: United Airlines notified the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information: covid19.gob.sv On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence.  Only one …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 29, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 29, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: There are 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days. All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 29, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 29, 2020) Location: El Salvador As of March 29, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 1,332 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights. Eight additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 28, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 28, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: There are 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days. All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 28, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 28, 2020) Location:  El Salvador As of March 28, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 919 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights.  Ten additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 27, 2020)

Location: El Salvador As of March 27, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 683 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights. Five additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated 1,428 passengers are scheduled through March 31. Humanitarian Flights: Eastern Airlines notified the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 27, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only one individual per household is permitted to leave the home, hotel or residence …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 26, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 26, 2020) Location:  El Salvador As of March 26, the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has assisted 311 U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to return to the United States through humanitarian and evacuation flights.  Four additional humanitarian and evacuation flights with an estimated …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only one individual per household is permitted to leave the home, hotel or residence …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador Event:  There are nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador. On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days.  All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only one individual per household is permitted to leave the home, hotel or residence …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 22, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 22, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event:  On March 21, the Government of El Salvador implemented a nationwide home quarantine for 30 days. All individuals are required to self-quarantine in their home, hotel or residence. Only one individual per household is permitted to leave the home, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 24, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 24, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  We are compiling a list of persons seeking to return to the United States.  If you have not already done so, please enroll in STEP (see below).  Please send your name and contact information to our email address,  SanSalvadorUSCitizen@state.gov ,so that …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  The United States Embassy in El Salvador continues to arrange transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  We are in the process of coordinating evacuation flights from the international airport in El Salvador.  These …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 25, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Commercial Flights: The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador has facilitated five commercial flights scheduled to depart El Salvador this week for the United States.  These flights are operated by two private companies, Eastern Airlines and Global Guardian. Travelers can …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 23, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  The United States Embassy in El Salvador continues to arrange transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States.  We are in the process of coordinating evacuation flights from the international airport in El Salvador.  These …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 23, 2020)

Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 23, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event: The United States Embassy in El Salvador continues to arrange transportation options for U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States. We are in the process of coordinating evacuation flights from the international airport in El Salvador. These flights are for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 19, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (March 19, 2020) Location:  El Salvador Event:  The Government of El Salvador announced a 15-day suspension of all passenger air travel in and out of the country starting on March 18.  We encourage individuals to work directly with their airlines to confirm or reschedule travel reservations …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location:  El Salvador Event:  On March 11, the President of El Salvador announced an Executive Order barring the entry of foreigners. The President of El Salvador stated that the following measures are to take effect immediately: The General Directorate of Migration will deny entry to all foreigners, excluding accredited diplomats and legal residents of El Salvador. Persons allowed to enter the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: Worldwide Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. As of this date, no confirmed cases have been reported in El Salvador.  The government of El Salvador has implemented enhanced screening procedures at all points of entry. Visitors may experience delays when entering the …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador (January 8, 2020) Location: El Salvador Event: Worldwide Message for American Citizens Regarding Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad worldwide. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional …

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U.S Social Security Services and Other Federal Benefits in El Salvador July 29-31, 2019

The U.S. Embassy San Salvador is pleased to announce that Representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit San Salvador to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. July 29 from 01:00pm – 4:00pm July 30 from 07:30am – 4:00pm July 31 from 07:30am – …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (February 1, 2019) Location: El Salvador, Country-wide. Event: Sunday, February 3, 2019, is Election Day in El Salvador. The U.S. Embassy anticipates large groups of people will gather at the various polling stations and that travel will be impacted by concentrated vehicular and pedestrian traffic, especially in and …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: El Salvador; heavy rains country-wide. Event: Heavy rains continue in El Salvador country-wide, please be prepared for possible flooding, landslides, power outages, and difficult travel conditions. Expect rainfall to continue through Monday evening. Actions to Take: The U.S. Embassy encourages all U.S. citizens to confirm any reports or rumors through the local authorities. Please …

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Hurricane Season Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico Event: Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico begins June 1 and ends on November 30, 2018, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane-prone regions begin preparations …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (February 25, 2018)

Location: El Salvador, countrywide Event: Sunday, March 4, 2018, is Election Day in El Salvador and citizens of every department and municipality will be casting ballots for their choice of elected officials. The U.S. Embassy anticipates large groups of people will gather at the various polling stations and that travel will be seriously impacted by …

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