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Where to get a covid test in El Salvador? Find the cheapest covid test labs!

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Are your dream vacations over and you need to present a Covid test to get back home or your next country but don’t know where to get it? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll show you where to get a covid test in El Salvador. We’ll also help you understand how it works and how to save some money by choosing the right laboratory.

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For the last two years we’ve help hundreds of travelers explore El Salvador from planning their perfect trip to getting the right covid test to get back home, therefore we have worked with a bunch of laboratories around El Salvador that provide a Covid Antigen or PCR test service. 

It’s important to mention that at the moment of writting this article, March 21st if you want to enter El Salvador you don’t need to present a Covid test or a vaccination card, all the travel restrictions were lifted since November last year, also all countries from around the world are welcome.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding covid testing:

FAQ’s about Covid testing in El Salvador

Can you take a covid test at the Int airport of El Salvador?

The answer is no, the Salvadorean government doesn’t provide covid testing inside the airport. You must bring a printed copy of your test.

Travel from El Salvador to the USA?

You must present a printed Antigen covid test result taken within 24 hours of your departure time in order to be able to board your flight.

Do you need a Covid test in order to Enter Nicaragua?

The answer is yes and it has to be a PCR test, Nicaragua is still asking for a PCR test when entering their territory, this applies for land, sea or air access.

List of laboraties offering COVID testing in La Libertad area – Surf City

There are only 2 laboratories in La Libertad area that offer Covid testing, you must know these two labs ONLY do Antigen testing, no PCR. If you need a PCR test then we suggest going to one of the labs located in San Salvador city.

Laboratorio Clínico La Familia M&R

This laboratory is located in La Libertad area, 15 minutes away from Tunco Beach or 25 minutes away from Zonte beach – Bitcoin beach.

Contact: +503 6131-4368 

  • Covid test services: Antigen ONLY
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday only by appointments
  • Pricing: Antigen $30.00

Sunzal Laboratory

This laboratory is located 5 minutes away from Tunco beach and 15 minutes away from Zonte – Bitcoin city. It is located almost in front of the public school of Sunzal.

If you are taking a taxi tell the driver you want to go Sunzal school, it’s right in front of it.

Contact: +503 7025-1047

  • Covid test services: Antigen ONLY
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Pricing: Antigen $30.00

List of laboratories offering Covid testing in San Salvador

LABORATORIO ANALIZA.

Laboratorios Analiza has different facilities around San Salvador city, if you are in Zona Rosa, San Benito area we suggest checking their lab located in Mega Plaza Medica, next to Multiplaza mall. If you are coming San Benito, Zona Rosa or from La Libertad area – Surf city then we suggest you check their laboratorie located in Santa Elena
  • Covid test services: Antigen and PCR test
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday: from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Pricing: Antigen $25.00, PCR $90.00

LABORATORIOS CLÍNICOS MAX BLOCH

If you are coming from La Libertad area – Surf city then we suggest you check their laboratorie located in Santa Elena next to the US embassy.
  • Covid test services: Antigen and PCR test
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday: from 6:30 am to 12:00 pm. Sunday: 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Pricing: Antigen $25.00, PCR $95.00

LABORATORIO CLÍNICO CENTROLAB ESPECIALIDADES DIAGNÓSTICAS

  • Covid test services: Antigen and PCR test
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday: from 6:30 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Pricing: Antigen $20.00, PCR $90.00

LABORATORIO CLÍNICO CENTRO DE DIAGNÓSTICO

The location of this laboratory is a bit off the touristic area, it’s 5 minutes away from the ex US embassy but if you are in trouble you forgot to take your test this is the place to visit, they are open 24/7, super fast service and the best of all you can get your test results in 2 hours directly delivered to your email or whatsapp number.
  • Covid test services: Antigen and PCR test
  • Schedule: OPEN 24/7
  • Pricing: Antigen $25.00, PCR $100.00
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