El Salvador destination information

All you need to know before visiting El Salvador

El Salvador summary

El Salvador is a small country with around 7M El Salvador. Official language is Spanish. El Salvador uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-06:00. Currency used in El Salvador is El Salvador Colon (SVC).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 151
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 78

ATMs in El Salvador are Common. Internet speed in El Salvador is on average 3.4 Mbps.

🏙️ San Salvador
🗣️ Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 7M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~151 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 21k km2 (8k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

El Salvador uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

Languages 🗣️

  • Spanish


Currency 💱

1 SVC = 0.11 USD

El Salvador uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in El Salvador. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

El Salvador uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in El Salvador upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :

+213 (0) 21-235-050

Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call El Salvador, dial +, then 503 (the country code for El Salvador), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within El Salvador, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 503 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in El Salvador is on average 3.4 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in El Salvador is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about $13.99, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Claro, Digicel, Movistar or Tigo.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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