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El Salvador has a burdened public health system, and an excellent private system with well-trained professionals. Vigilance is required in mosquito-prone areas near the coast and during the rainy season when dengue fever outbreaks can occur.

In El Salvador

Availability & Cost of Health Care

You can easily get access to a top doctor in San Salvador, but you will have to pay significant fees up-front.

Tap Water

Tap water is generally very good in El Salvador; however, in poorer areas it is best to always boil before drinking.

Before You Go

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever

Health Insurance

Health insurance is highly recommended and necessary for the better hospitals.