EL SALVADOR: Travel Advisory Lowered to Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution

Washington, DC (STL.News) – The US Department of State released the following statement:

The Department of State lowered the Travel Advisory Level for El Salvador to Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution on October 1, 2019 after a review of the conditions in country.  This replaces the previous Travel Advisory issued on January 29, 2019.

The full text of the updated Travel Advisory is as follows:

El Salvador – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Exercise increased caution when traveling to El Salvador due to crime.

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery, is common.  Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics and arms trafficking, is widespread.  Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

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