Travel Information

Dominica citizens travelling to El Salvador

Citizens of Dominica that are travelling to El Salvador need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in El Salvador

🤝 friendly locals
🚨 some unsafe neighbourhoods
🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is SVC.

1 XOF = 0.014728 SVC

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $3.50 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Visa not required for Holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, the USA or a Schengen Member State.:

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to El Salvador. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. The Government has prohibited the entry of all foreigners who have not been resident in El Salvador for at least 30 days. Follow the advice of local authorities and check with the nearest embassy or consulate of El Salvador to confirm the latest entry and exit requirements. We now advise you to Do not travel to El Salvador.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in El Salvador. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.89 / 5)
Safety (1.25 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$89.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$3.50 USD

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