Travel Information

El Salvador citizens travelling to Mexico

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

What to expect in Mexico

⚡ Above average wifi
🤝 friendly locals
inexpensive cost of living
⛅ warm weather
mild weather
🏖️ beaches
bad air quality

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

TelCel, Movistar, and Telefonica


💦 Can I drink tap water?

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

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include


Exchange Rates

The primary currency is MXN.

1 SVC = 2.294896 MXN

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $4.00 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.

Salvadoran U.S. visa and/or green card holders are exempt from a visa to Mexico:

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, including to Mexico. Mexico has confirmed cases of COVID-19. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Be aware that as other countries close their borders or introduce travel restrictions, you may not be able to return to Australia when you had planned to. Follow the advice of local authorities and check with the nearest embassy or consulate of Mexico to confirm the latest entry and exit requirements. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Mexico


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

Internet Speed (3.86 / 5)
Safety (2.66 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$46.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$4.00 USD

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