What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter El Salvador?

  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • Yellow fever

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit El Salvador.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting El Salvador:

  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B


Other health risks: Malaria and Dengue fever

What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in El Salvador?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in El Salvador are available of basic quality.
  • Some hospitals may require insurance copy.
  • Always use private hospital in El Salvador as public hospitals may be under staffed, underfunded and ill equipped.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in El Salvador and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in El Salvador.

Health tips while travelling to El Salvador:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in El Salvador. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in El Salvador.

Also Read: Customs followed in El Salvador

Last update on January 26, 5:01 pm by Nidhi S.