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El Salvador

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Risk Summary

Opportunistic and violent crime poses the main security risks to foreign personnel. While the country has a high homicide rate, most murders are the byproduct of gang rivalries. Business travellers are unlikely to be targeted in such attacks, but may face the risk of incidental exposure to violence if they unknowingly travel into a gang-held neighbourhood. In all areas of the country, individuals may be targeted based on perceived wealth and it is advisable to exercise caution at all times, and especially in tourist areas and crowded marketplaces. Armed street crime, such as bag-snatching and robbery, is a problem.

Travellers to the Honduran border region should consider travelling with a local guide due to the presence of landmines and unexploded ordnance close to the border. Travellers should exercise precautions if crossing overland into Guatemala, as criminals have targeted such travellers in several instances. The country is vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricanes during the Atlantic Basin's hurricane season (June-November), which can cause severe travel disruption. Internal travel and communications are complicated due to infrastructure deficiencies.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

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Vaccinations For El Salvador
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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