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General info - vaccinations, currency and tours

Ontario, Canada
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General info - vaccinations, currency and tours

Just wondering what currency to bring, departure taxes, do we need vaccinations, etc...

Any tips and prices on tours would be great!

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1. Re: General info - vaccinations, currency and tours

El Salvador uses the US dollar as their currency and if you booked through Nolitours the departure tax is part of your ticket price. To my knowledge no vaccinations are necessary.

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El Salvador
Central America
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2. Re: General info - vaccinations, currency and tours

We have an appointment at the travel clinic next week. I will post what we are told after this appointment.

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3. Re: General info - vaccinations, currency and tours

Nolitours includes the departure tax in your price so you don't have to worry about that if you've booked through them. We went without having had vaccinations of any kind - mind you the last few years we have gotten several put up to date while travelling to Cuba and the Dominican so if you haven't had all of your hepatitis shots you'll probably want to get havrix or twinrix shots. We didn't even get the flu shots before we went as it was simply unnecessary.

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Travel clinics will tend to sell you vaccines you don't need. Hep A you should have for anywhere in Central America. Hep B is highly advisable... in part depends on your IV drug habits and sexual proclivities. Plus if you are exposed to small children anywhere... little buggers bite. Rabies vaccines border on the scam package. Yeh if you are working on a farm or collecting wild animals. But even if you have the expensive and painful vaccine you still need follow up shots if bitten. Mainly gives you more time. Good if in the Amazon... but El Salvador is tiny. You are only a couple hours away from a clinic.

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5. Re: General info - vaccinations, currency and tours

Visited the travel clinic today, They recommended having Hepatitis A & B shots as well as taking Malaria medication once a week starting the week before you travel and continuing four weeks after your trip. I'm sure that these are simply precautions however because we have benefits that cover this we opted to take the better safe than sorry route. Won't be long now!

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