Information for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

Country-Specific Information:

  • El Salvador has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The Government of El Salvador created a platform for sharing COVID-19 information: 

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • On March 11, the government of El Salvador prohibited foreigners from entering the country, except for permanent residents of El Salvador and accredited diplomats. This measure remains in place.
  • On March 18, the government of El Salvador closed the airport to all routine commercial passenger flights. As of today, the airport remains closed for commercial passenger travel.
  • The U.S. Embassy has facilitated repatriation flights for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. For more information, please visit our repatriation flight booking page:

Local Resources:

  • Visit the Government of El Salvador COVID-19 website.
  • Monitor the webpage and Twitter account of the Ministry of Health.
  • Check the twitter account of the General Directorate of Migration of El Salvador for more information regarding entry restrictions.
  • Consult entry restrictions at 503-2213-7778 or 503-2213-7700 or online at
  • Visit the webpage and Twitter account for Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA)

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