Travel Information

El Salvador citizens travelling to New Zealand

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

What to expect in New Zealand

⚡ Above average wifi
🤝 friendly locals
💰 expensive cost of living
🏖️ beaches
mild weather
safe neighbourhoods

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?

Yes, you should carry cash on you. Foreigners usually deal in cash.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

2Degrees, Spark, and Vodafone


💦 Can I drink tap water?

Yes, you can generally drink tap water. This may not apply in smaller towns and rural areas. Double-check when you arrive.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include


Exchange Rates

The primary currency is NZD.

1 SVC = 0.181152 NZD

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $9.80 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.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We 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, including to New Zealand. If you’re already in New Zealand and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. After 19 March, most foreign travellers will no longer be able to enter New Zealand. Returning residents and citizens must isolate themselves for 14 days upon arrival in New Zealand. See further details in the Travel section. Our level of advice has not changed: Do not travel to New Zealand.


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

Internet Speed (4.98 / 5)
Safety (4.14 / 5)
Cost of Living (3.10 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$98.50 USD / night

Average Dinners

$9.80 USD

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