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Emergency services

Dial 911 for emergency assistance.

Tourist police

The tourist police (POLITUR), a special division of the National Civilian Police, provide a security presence in tourist areas and urgent first response assistance to tourists.

Telephone: (503) 2511-8302 / (503) 2511-8300

Hotline – health

The Salvadoran government provides a free hotline to speak with a medical professional. If you have a medical emergency, dial 132.

Consular assistance

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Embassy of Canada to El Salvador, in San Salvador, provides in-person consular services by appointment only.

If you need consular assistance, contact the Embassy of Canada to El Salvador by email or telephone.

San Salvador - Embassy of Canada
Street AddressCentro Financiero Gigante, Tower A, Lobby 2, Alameda Roosevelt and 63 Avenue S, Colonia Escalón, San Salvador, El SalvadorTelephone(503) 2133-1100Fax(503) 2133-1114Emailssal@international.gc.caInternetwww.elsalvador.gc.caServicesPassport Services AvailableFacebookEmbassy of Canada to El SalvadorTwitter@CanEmbSV

For emergency consular assistance, call the embassy of Canada to El Salvador in San Salvador and follow the instructions. At any time, you may also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa.


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