Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (November 17, 2022)
Crossings at El Salvador’s Border with Guatemala
Event: Ongoing protests over the prices of fuel and basic goods in Guatemala have resulted in the closure of the Hachadura border crossing in Ahuachapán Department and the San Cristóbal crossing in Santa Ana Department. Travelers driving between El Salvador and Guatemala will have to use another crossing and should expect delays due to traffic diverted from the closed crossings. Monitor local media and government sources for the latest information on border crossings.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media and the Salvadoran Migration Directorate website www.migracion.gob.sv for updates.
- Plan alternate routes to your destination.
- Allow for extra travel time due to increased traffic.
- Consider an alternate destination.
- Notify friends and family of your plans.
El Salvador Emergency Phone Number: 911
U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador
U.S Department of State –Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444