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

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (July 31, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador


  • 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 ticket with United Airlines, please visit, email  or call 2207-2040 / 2136-7590.  Please do not contact the Embassy to purchase a ticket.  United is offering flights to Houston, TX (IAH), Los Angeles, CA (LAX), Washington, DC (IAD), and Newark, NJ (EWR).

Traveling to the airport:

  • Anyone with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to board a flight. Travelers exhibiting flu-like symptoms should not come to the airport. These individuals should self-quarantine and seek medical attention if their symptoms worsen.
  • Normal services at the airport are closed.  Please take snacks, food, and water that you may need for your trip.
  • We suggest travelers carry additional cash for their trip to cover any unexpected expenses.

The U.S. Embassy will continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.

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

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