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.