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Information for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  September 28, 2020 Country-Specific Information:  El Salvador has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  On August 24, El Salvador reopened its economy.  Essential services such as medical assistance, grocery stores, pharmacies, public transportation, and gas stations are operating and available to the public.  In-person classes for schools and universities remain ...
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Repatriation Flights: Booking information

The Government of El Salvador closed the international airport in San Salvador to all departing and arriving commercial flights as of March 18, 2020. They have not announced a date in which the airport will reopen to commercial flights. U.S Embassy-arranged repatriation flight options are open to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents of the ...
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Information for Salvadoran citizens in the United States during the COVID-19 emergency

Information for Salvadoran citizens in the United States during  the COVID-19 emergency   (Please see the USCIS official page for the most updated information: https://www.uscis.gov/visit-united-states/extend-your-stay) To all Salvadoran citizens who were traveling in the United States and cannot return to their country due to the closure of the “Oscar Arnulfo Romero” International Airport, the United ...
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FAQ

FAQ To receive the most updated information available we recommend you monitor our twitter account: https://twitter.com/USEmbassySV and visit our webpage https://sv.usembassy.gov/ Repatriation Flights Is it true that there are flights going to the U.S.? Yes. We are actively coordinating repatriation flights to depart from the international airport in El Salvador. Please visit our website ( https://sv.usembassy.gov ) for ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

THE WHITE HOUSE Press Secretary Washington, D.C. September 22, 2020 Remarks by President Trump to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly   PRESIDENT TRUMP: It is my profound honor to address the United Nations General Assembly. Seventy-five years after the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations, ...
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USAID and San Miguel Municipality Promote Revitalization of Historic Downtown Center

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the San Miguel Municipality announced that they will develop a strategic plan for the revitalization of San Miguel’s Historic Downtown Center, to conduct an urban renewal process that will enhance security and social and economic development within the municipality to help reduce illegal migration. The Mayor of ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (September 16, 2020)

Location:  Greater San Salvador Event: Local police are reporting that a number of ride share service users have been the victim of robberies perpetrated by their drivers. The vehicle dispatched may match the ride share application’s description, but the driver may not be the person assigned to that vehicle. These incidents have occurred during late night ...
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Statement by Resident Country Director MCC El Salvador, Martha Keays

The United States, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), remains a dedicated partner to FOMILENIO II and the Government of El Salvador. We applaud the Government for fulfilling funding commitments, which are critical to implementing and completing these projects that experienced unexpected delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By law, MCC is unable to extend ...
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