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

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (April 1, 2020)

Location:  El Salvador


  • 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: 
  • 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 to purchase basic necessities (i.e. food, medicine) or for medical treatment.  Essential services such as supermarkets, gas stations, banks, pharmacies, public transportation, law enforcement, hospitals, and some government offices will remain open.

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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