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El Salvador

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Get a Tourist Visa for El Salvador

El Salvador issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

El Salvador Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to El Salvador with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 30 Days

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El Salvador Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to El Salvador with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for El Salvador

El Salvador issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

El Salvador Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to El Salvador with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 30 Days

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El Salvador Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to El Salvador with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for El Salvador

El Salvador issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

El Salvador Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to El Salvador with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

Not required for a stay of up to 90 days.

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El Salvador Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to El Salvador with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for El Salvador related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to El Salvador

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About El Salvador

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of El Salvador at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of El Salvador

The Pipil Indians, descendants of the Aztecs, and the Pocomames and Lencas were the original inhabitants of El Salvador.

The first Salvadoran territory visited by Spaniards was Meanguera Island, located in the Gulf of Fonseca, where Spanish Admiral Andrés Niño led an expedition to Central America and disembarked on May 31, 1522. In June 1524, the Spanish Captain Pedro de Alvarado started a war to conquer Cuscatlán. His cousin Diego de Alvarado established the village of San Salvador in April 1525. In 1546, Charles I of Spain granted San Salvador the title of city.

During the subsequent years, the country evolved under Spanish rule; however, toward the end of 1810 many people began to express discontent. On November 5, 1811, when Priest José Matias Delgado rang the bells of La Merced Church in San Salvador calling for insurrection, the people began to band together for freedom.

In 1821, El Salvador and the other Central American provinces declared their independence from Spain. When these provinces were joined with Mexico in early 1822, El Salvador resisted, insisting on autonomy for the Central American countries. In 1823, the United Provinces of Central America was formed of the five Central American states under Gen. Manuel Jose Arce. When this federation was dissolved in 1838, El Salvador became an independent republic. El Salvador's early history as an independent state--as with others in Central America--was marked by frequent revolutions; not until the period 1900-30 was relative stability achieved. Following a deterioration in the country's democratic institutions in the 1970s a period of civil war followed from 1980-1992. More than 75,000 people are estimated to have died in the conflict. In January 1992, after prolonged negotiations, the opposing sides signed peace accords which ended the war, brought the military under civilian control, and allowed the former guerillas to form a legitimate political party and participate in elections.

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