Foreign travel advice

El Salvador

Warnings and insurance

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides advice about risks of travel to help British nationals make informed decisions. Find out more about FCDO travel advice.

State of Emergency

The Government of El Salvador declared a 15-day State of Emergency on Sunday 16 June in the face of sustained heavy rainfall. They have advised everyone to stay in their homes. As of Monday 17 June, there are reports of over 40 landslides, hundreds of fallen trees and dozens of roads blocked. Some forecasts suggest that the rainfall this week will be the equivalent of El Salvador’s normal entire annual rainfall. British nationals are advised to follow the advice of the Government and to cooperate with local authorities. See the extreme weather and natural hazards for further advice about what to do ahead of a storm and what to expect in the aftermath of a storm.

Before you travel

No travel can be guaranteed safe. Read all the advice in this guide and see support for British nationals abroad for information about specific travel topics.

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Travel insurance

If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities and expenses in an emergency.