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 purchase tickets directly from the airlines using the contact information below. Please do not contact the Embassy to purchase a ticket. These flights are for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents only.

Eastern Airlines:  You can purchase a ticket by visiting  Eastern Airlines is offering flights to Houston, TX on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 27
  • Saturday, March 28
  • Sunday, March 29

Global Guardian:  Please email to purchase a ticket. Global Guardian is offering flights to Miami on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 26
  • Friday, March 27

Evacuation Flights:

The United States Embassy in El Salvador continues to coordinate U.S. government evacuation flights from the international airport in El Salvador.  These flights are for U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents only. While the exact cost of the flights has not been determined, the price should be comparable to a full-fare economy commercial flight available before the COVID-19 outbreak.

You must fill out this form (CLICK HERE) as soon as possible if you want to be contacted by phone or email when evacuations flights become available.  Please do not call the U.S. Embassy to place your name on the list for possible evacuation flights. Evacuation flight departure times and destinations within the United States are subject to change without notice.

Traveling to the airport:

Passengers with return tickets to the United States should consider the following:

  • 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.
  • We strongly recommend U.S. citizens utilize a private taxi service (yellow cab) to transit to the airport. The Government of El Salvador has authorized the use of these taxi services during the nation-wide quarantine.  We understand the Government of El Salvador regulations stipulate one person per taxi.
  • The airlines will provide documents confirming your flight.  Please print this letter and a copy of your ticket to present at checkpoints when traveling to the airport.
  • 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.

Please continue to monitor the Embassy website social media accounts for additional options as they become available.

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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