El Salvador vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Have you booked a trip to El Salvador? Please read our travel advice. This page provides you with information on places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is for example good to know that vaccinations are recommended for El Salvador. In most cases these are not mandatory, except when you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which specific vaccinations you require, is dependent on the duration of your stay in the Republic of The Saviour.

The Republic of El Salvador is situated in Central America and borders Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. El Salvador is named after ‘The Saviour’, Jesus Christ. The country has a tropical climate with a dry and a wet season. The rainy season, between May and November, produces almost all the rain for the whole year. From November to April it is warm and dry. This is considered the best time to travel to El Salvador and explore the country’s natural beauty and culture. The long stretch of coast – 300 kilometres – along the Pacific Ocean is home to many beautiful beaches. Inland you will find volcanoes, rivers, lakes and jungle. The capital San Salvador, with its impressive Catholic Church, is an absolute must-see. Tourism is not very developed in El Salvador so there is plenty to discover for adventurous travellers. Please always take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria is prevalent in El Salvador. Our KLM Health Services experts gladly tell you what vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

El Salvador vaccinations: the most common risks

In El Salvador, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in El Salvador and read which specific vaccinations you require.


In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.


Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.


Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to El Salvador: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to El Salvador as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for El Salvador? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your El Salvador vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for El Salvador? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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