Travel Information

French citizens travelling to El Salvador

Citizens of French Southern and Antarctic Lands that are travelling to El Salvador can travel without a visa.

What to expect in El Salvador

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

Flights and Prices

Flight prices to El Salvador from French Southern and Antarctic Lands usually are around 446.00 EUR. Spirit Airlines is a common carrier airline.

International and domestic airlines

Common international airlines are

Avianca El Salvador

. Popular domestic airlines are

Avianca El Salvador

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 EUR = 9.633895 SVC

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

Visa Status

A Visa is not required for citizens of El Salvador. Tourists are able to visit without a visa for a certain amount of time.

Notes and Passport Validity

Ensure that your passport is valid for 3 months past your travel date.

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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