Update on Borders, Measures & Requirements

Ecuador & El Salvador are now fully re-opened to national and international tourism.

We’re happy to be able to start running retreats again 😀 .

Happily, Ecuador & El Salvador are now fully re-opened to national and international tourism as the contagion level of the virus appears to be under control.  With proper prevention measures, we feel ready to run our retreats again. We would all benefit from a tropical vacation, right?!… Early wake-up call for sunrise surf sessions, healthy & delicious meals, deep conversations with like-minded souls, afternoon naps, sunset yoga… & REPEAT for 8 days… Yes Please!

EL SALVADOR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

El Salvador opened its borders and started welcoming back foreigners since September 19th, 2020. In order to enter the country, you must present a PCR test certificate with a negative result received not more than 72 hours prior to your arrival to the country. Make sure to have a PRINTED version of your PCR test. There is no quarantine required. Regardless of COVID, no visa is required to enter El Salvador. Upon your arrival at airport, you’ll simply be asked to pay 12$US for a touristic card. You’ll then be allowed to stay for 90 days in the country. See information on what is required to enter.

ECUADOR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Ecuador approved resumption of commercial flight operations on June 1st, 2020. In order to enter the country, you must present a PCR test certificate with a negative result received not more than 72 hours prior to your arrival to the country. Make sure to have a PRINTED version of your PCR test. If arriving with a negative PCR test, there is no quarantine required. There’s no visa necessary. A maximum stay of 90 days in the country is authorized to regular tourists. See information on what is required to enter.   

FOR BOTH DESTINATION, a travel insurance that covers Emergency Medical Coverage, including COVID medical coverage  is required to participate to the Experience. Lots of credit cards offer coverage for short holidays. We advise you to check with your bank. Otherwise, here’s a list of travel insurances covering Covid-19.

ABOUT MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING & CO-LIVING

Since every of the girls participating in the retreat will have come in with a negative Covid test, masks and social distancing are not required while inside the Salty Souls villa. The occupation, both in Ecuador and in El Salvador, is in shared rooms of 2 to 4 people, so you must be ok sharing your room and bathroom with other participants.

During activities outside of the villa, the masks is only required in indoor public spaces. We encourage practicing social distancing with the people that are outsiders to our group.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The only factor that could cause a cancellation of the retreats is the closure of the borders of El Salvador/ Ecuador.

It’s everyone’s responsibility to have a printed version of their PCR Covid test received maximum 72 hours before the arrival to the country. We highly suggest doing the test in a private clinic to be sure to receive the result on time. In the case of a positive PCR test making you unable to participate to the Experience, we will offer you a travel credit of the same amount, that can be used on any further trip of the same value, any of our destinations.

*We are not responsible for flight schedule changes / cancelled flight. We suggest to check with with your travel insurances what is their coverage in the case that you would miss your trip or a part of it due to a flight change.

GOT MORE QUESTIONS 

Please visit our Frequently Asked Question section where we address most of the traditional concerns about travelling with us.

For any further interrogation, email us at hello@saltysoulsexperience.com