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El Salvador entry requirements for traveling from the USA

Updated March 29th, 2021.

According to the Government of El Salvador on page: https://elsalvador.travel/entry-requirements/ The general Director of Immigration and foreign affairs, Ricardo Cucalón, announced that the institution under his charge received an official letter from the Ministry of Health, to order the lifting of restriction of entry to Salvadoran territory to people from the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales) and South Africa. On the other hand, these measures have been notified to the air, land or sea transport companies, to authorize the entry of people who present a vaccination certification against COVID-19, either one or two doses, depending on the vaccine used, to be able to travel to El Salvador. If a person has not been vaccinated or has applied only the first dose of a vaccine that requires two, they must always present a negative COVID-19 test to enter El Salvador. In addition, the NAAT, LAMP and PCR tests with a negative result are authorized for entry into Salvadoran territory, if they have been issued within a period of no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. If the test is sent by the laboratory through any electronic means the passenger will have to print the certificate, to present it at the airline counter in the country of shipment. The test certificate, to be presented at the airline, does not require the signature and seal of the laboratory or of the person responsible for having performed the examination. All visitors must verify the immigration requirements needed to enter El Salvador before starting their journey to avoid unwanted setbacks or episodes. Passports should expire in no less than 6 months.

Passengers arriving to the USA (from El Salvador departure), requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 (CDC)

There are two options to get the approved tests in El Salvador for your travel to the USA:

OPTION #1: ANTIGEN

test which delivers faster results and is cheaper than the PCR test. Las Flores Resort can coordinate transfers to the Authorized Laboratories for $90 per transfer for a group of up to 5 passengers. Las Flores Resort can also coordinate for the Antigen test to be done at Las Flores Resort if this is reserved 5 days in advance, the Laboratory charges $40 additional charge for them to arrive at the resort. Appointments for the test should be done a minimum of 3 days before examination, they require passport and flight information prior to the exam, so that they can draft the result paperwork before arrival. Antigen test laboratories near Las Flores

Laboratory Phone Price
Laboratorio clínico migueleño sucursal N.1
Located in City of San Miguel, 55min away from Las Flores Resort. Available hours are from 6:30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturdays. Results are provided in 30minutes. Prepayment is not required; it can be paid when you show up for the exam.
2661-2450 $75
Laboratorio Hidalgo
Located in City of Usulutan, which is 40 min away from Las Flores Resort, on the way to the airport.
Available hours are from 6am to 4pm, Monday to Saturdays, Sundays to noon. Results are provided in maximum of 2 hours, just state that they should are to be presented for traveling. Prepayment is not required.
7450-0087 $75

 

OPTION #2: PCR-TR

tests which are the most widely accepted but they do take more time to deliver the result for which you have to be cautious to make the appointments no less than 4 days before the examination. This COVID test must be done up to 3 days before arrival to the USA, any more than this, would not be accepted at the airport. Las Flores team can gladly help you coordinate this procedure along with the transfers. Transfers cost $90 per transfer for a group of up to 5 passengers.

Authorized PCR-RT test laboratories near Las Flores Resort

Laboratory Phone Price
Laboratorio del Hospital de Especialidades Nuestra Señora de la Paz: https://www.facebook.com/HospitaldeEspecialidadesSM
Located in City of San Miguel, 55min away from Las Flores Resort, is a highly respected private Hospital collaborating with authorized ANALIZA laboratories. Appointment for test should be made from 5 to 12 days before the examination. Available hours are from 8am to 11am, Monday to Saturdays. Results are provided in 48 hours, just state that they should are
7855-9863 whatsap only $155
Hospital San Francisco https://www.facebook.com/hospitalsanfrancisco
Located in City of San Miguel is a highly respected private Hospital collaborating with authorized MAX BLOCK Laboratories.
Appointment for test should be made from 4 to 12 days before the examination. Results are provided in 24 to 48 hours, just state that they should
are to be presented for traveling. Prepayment is required at time of the call for appointment.The result is valid for 72 hours but if flight is changed the lab can be asked for
the result can be valid up to 120hours (5days max).
2665-7986 2645-2900 after hours. Spanish only. $155

 

Q&A, what happens if COVID test result is positive?

  • If someone tests COVID positive, isolation is required for 7 to 14 days according to the Ministry of Health (MINSAL), which would be in direct contact with the guest to monitor his health. Guest can take the decision of where this Isolation would be done like Hotels, apartments and Las Flores Resort is also an option. If guest with a positive COVID test result decides to stay at Las Flores Resort for his Isolation, guest would always be required to stay inside of room for the entire time. Meals, beverages, and laundry services would be provided at the room door and normal rack prices would apply. Special Bio Security protocol would be applied for cleaning. If a case becomes critical, MINSAL would be coordinating for a Hospital bed which can be public or private.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Prices are subject to change according to provider information.
  • Las Flores Resort is happy to assist and coordinate to provide our guests with the highest quality services. The above-mentioned prices are for customer paying directly to the providers, if Las Flores Resort guest wishes to put any of these costs to his tab, it can be arranged but there would be an additional 45% surcharge on any product or service to be provided.
  • If you require a translator to escort you to any Lab outside of Las Flores Resort, this option costs $22