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El Salvador Passport & Visa Requirements

Visa Agencies

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Travel Visa Pro, San Francisco, USA. (866) 378-1722 or www.TravelVisaPro.com

Travel Visa Pro in UK: +44 (0) 20 3743 3155 or www.travelvisapro.co.uk.


Entry requirements for Americans

US citizens must have a valid passport, and are required to purchase a Tourist Card (fee: USD 10) upon arrival in El Salvador. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

British citizens must have a passport valid for six months on arrival. British passport holders do not require a visa; unless their passports are endorsed 'British National (Overseas)', in which case a visa must be pre-arranged. British visitors will be required to buy a Tourist Card for USD 10 upon arrival if they do not have a visa.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadian citizens must have a passport valid for six months on arrival in El Salvador, and are required to purchase a Tourist Card (fee: USD 10) upon arrival in the country. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australian citizens must have a passport valid for six months on arrival, and are required to purchase a Tourist Card (fee: USD 10) upon arrival in the country. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South African citizens must have a passport valid for six months on arrival. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

New Zealand citizens must have a passport valid for six months on arrival. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish citizens must have a passport valid for six months on arrival. No visa is required for a stay of up to three months.

Passport/Visa Note

All foreign visitors to El Salvador must hold return or onward tickets, and the required travel documentation for their next destination. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required to enter El Salvador, if arriving within 10 days of leaving or transiting through any yellow fever risk area. NOTE: It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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