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


Located in El Salvador, the city of Santa Tecla has a population of 124.7K. 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 28, 2021, when 2,890 people died and 94,060 cases were registered, and a 158 percent increase from January 28, 2021, when 1,599 people were died and 54,241 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Santa Tecla.



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 Santa Tecla recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

124.7K residents who live in Santa Tecla

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

124.7K residents who live in Santa Tecla

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

124.7K residents who live in Santa Tecla

No order to remain at home in Santa Tecla

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

124.7K residents who live in Santa Tecla

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

124.7K residents who live in Santa Tecla

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 January 28, 2021 August 28, 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 Santa Tecla authorities recommend canceling public events

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

Gatherings can be held in Santa Tecla without restriction

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

People are advised not to leave the house

No order to remain at home in Santa Tecla

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

Blocking entering from some regions

Screening travelers upon arrival

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

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines are not available

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



*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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