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El Salvador information
About El Salvador
El Salvador uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.
The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish
El Salvador uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are common in El Salvador. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in El Salvador is on average 3.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in El Salvador is low. It is not as easy to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about $13.99, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Claro, Digicel, Movistar or Tigo. El Salvador uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in El Salvador upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call El Salvador, dial +, then 503 (the country code for El Salvador), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within El Salvador, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .
Import and export information
Zika outbreaks have been reported in El Salvador. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to El Salvador. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in El Salvador.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in El Salvador. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.
Dengue cases have been reported in El Salvador. For further information, please visit the CDC Dengue Advice.
Chagas disease (American Trypanosomiasis) is spread by the faeces of insects found in El Salvador. For further information, please visit the CDCChagas Disease Advice.