United States downgrades travel alert to El Salvador

Today the U.S. Department of State downgraded the travel alert for El Salvador from Level 3, “reconsider travel,” to Level 2, “exercise increased caution.”  This recognition of improvements in the security climate is a positive step for El Salvador.

To determine a travel alert, the United States Government takes into account a wide range of factors related to security in the country, and updates the alert when security conditions warrant it.  Security is the only factor considered in making a readjustment.

One of the main missions of the State Department is to provide services and protect the lives of U.S. citizens abroad.  Monitoring security conditions is a commitment to the protection of Americans who travel or live outside the United States.  Travel alerts do not reflect the nature of bilateral relations with any country. 

Conditions in a country can change at any time.  We recommend that US citizens, before making travel plans, review the alerts and recommendations for their country of destination at this link: travel.state.gov/destination 

To read the full text of the travel alert in English you can visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/ElSalvador.html