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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Ahuachapan, El Salvador – updates and restrictions


Located in El Salvador, the city of Ahuachapan (Ahuachapán) has a population of 110.5K. The latest data indicates 163,735 cases of Covid-19 infection in El Salvador as of June 6, 2022 ,with 4,133 deaths. This represents a 43 percent increase from August 27, 2021, when 2,880 people died and 94,060 cases were registered, and a 344 percent increase from October 20, 2020, when 929 people were died and 31,975 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Ahuachapan.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

The authorities in Ahuachapán recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

110.5K residents who live in Ahuachapán

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

110.5K residents who live in Ahuachapán

Restrictions on gatherings with more than 1,000 attendees

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

The authorities recommend closing routes, reducing volumes, or reducing transportation methods

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

110.5K residents who live in Ahuachapán

No order to remain at home in Ahuachapán

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Foreign travelers are not subject to any restrictions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

People with no jobs or who are unable to work will not receive income assistance

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

No payment relief for debts or contracts

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

110.5K residents who live in Ahuachapán

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

No contact tracing If a positive result is identified

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

110.5K residents who live in Ahuachapán

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

Required outside the home regardless of location or presence of others

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction October 20, 2020 August 27, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

All educational institutions should be closed

Closure of schools or their alterations so the school operation differs significantly from standard non-Covid-19 operations

Cancellation of public events and shows

The Ahuachapan authorities recommend canceling public events

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Restrictions on gatherings with more than 1,000 attendees

Public transportation shuts down

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

No Changes

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

Require the individual to not leave the house, at the exception of daily exercise, grocery shopping, and essential trips

No order to remain at home in Ahuachapan

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

It is recommended not to travel between regions or cities

Unrestricted movement between cities and regions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Screening travelers upon arrival

No Changes

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Government replaces less than half of the lost salary or if it is a flat amount, it is less than half of the median salary

No Changes

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Provides extensive contract relief and debt relief

No payment relief for debts or contracts

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Not every case involves contact tracing

No contact tracing If a positive result is identified

Facial covering policies outside the home

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

Required outside the home regardless of location or presence of others

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines are not available

Vaccine availability for key workers, clinically vulnerable groups, and selected broad groups or ages

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Some restrictions on external visitors and or restrictions protecting elderly people at home related to isolation, hygiene and security in LTCFs

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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