El Salvador

Local services

Emergency services

Dial 911 for emergency assistance.

Tourist police

The tourist police, POLITUR, provides a security presence in tourist areas and urgent first response assistance to tourists.

If you need assistance, dial (503) 2511-8302 or (503) 2511-8300.

Hotline – health

The Salvadoran government provides a hotline to speak with a medical professional or request urgent medical assistance.

In case of a medical emergency, dial either:

  • 132, or
  • 911, and ask for a 132 operator

Consular assistance

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) 2279-4655 / (503) 2279-4657 / (503) 2279-4659Fax(503) 2279-0765Emailssal@international.gc.caInternethttps://www.Canada.ca/Canada-And-El-SalvadorServicesPassport Services AvailableFacebookEmbassy of Canada to El SalvadorTwitter@CanEmbSVAppointment Book your appointment online

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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