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Information for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

COVID-19 Information Last updated: August 8, 2022 Updated Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. due to COVID-19  Effective June 12, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for any travelers to the United States.  Vaccine requirements for non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrant travelers remain in effect. For complete information please refer ...
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Important Update: Immigrant Visa Interview Appointment

Important Update: If your immigrant visa interview appointment is scheduled after August 31, 2022, you will visit the embassy at least twice.  The first visit will be for a Document Review & Biometrics and the second visit for your visa interview. First Visit: Document Review & Biometrics Your first visit to the embassy is for Document Review to ...
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H-2 Visa Program

Under the H-2 visa program, applicants can legally work temporarily in the United States in agriculture, construction, forestry, landscaping, and many other types of industries. The H-2A visa is for temporary agricultural work while the H-2B visa is for temporary or seasonal non-agricultural work.
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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Location:  El Salvador Event: The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources and the Civil Protection Agency in El Salvador have increased their recent warning of dangerous rainstorms throughout the country. The San Salvador metropolitan area is now under an orange alert (high probability of dangerous weather). The remainder of San Salvador Department and Ahuachapán, Sonsonate, ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (8 August 2022) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (8 August 2022) Location: El Salvador, countrywide Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of  monkeypox  is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here  to view the WHO’s determination). Actions ...
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Information for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

COVID-19 Information Last updated: August 8, 2022 Updated Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. due to COVID-19  Effective June 12, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., a negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for any travelers to the United States.  Vaccine requirements for non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrant travelers remain in effect. For complete information please refer ...
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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens – Elevated Rip Current Risks at El Salvador’s Tourist Beaches

Event: El Salvador’s Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources issued a  warning  of elevated rip current risks throughout the country that is effective through Friday, August 5th. Strong undertows and currents make swimming at El Salvador’s Pacific Coast beaches extremely dangerous even for experienced swimmers. Lifeguards are assigned by the Civil Protection Agency to duty on ...
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Police Athletic League Kicks Off Soccer Qualifiers and Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Police Athletic League Kicks Off Soccer Qualifiers and Celebrates its 10th Anniversary   The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador, Matt Rees, participated in the start of the Police Athletic League (PAL) soccer qualifiers, a key program for the prevention of violence in Salvadoran communities. This event marked the start of the ...
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