El Salvador Shopping, Embassy and Communication

El Salvador Shopping, Embassy and Communication



official language is Spanish; indigenous languages ​​(Nahua, Maya) are also spoken; English is the commercial language.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/14/2022 Maundy Thursday

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/16/2022 holy saturday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

08/03/2022 Fiesta de San Salvador

08/04/2022 Fiesta Agostinas

09/15/2022 Independence Day

11/02/2022 All Souls

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/31/2022 New Year’s Eve

Source: Top-mba-universities.com

Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into El Salvador duty-free in hand luggage (persons aged 18 and over): – 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars; – 2L of alcoholic beverages; – perfume for personal use; – Gifts up to a value of US$500.

Import regulations

Special permits are required for weapons and ammunition. More information is available from Countryaah.com.

Prohibited Imports

Meat and meat products that are not heat sterilized and not vacuum packed, as well as numerous types of plants and fruits.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of El Salvador
Rue de Lausanne 65
+41 (0)22 732 70 36.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00.

Embassy of the Republic of El Salvador

Honorary Consulate General in Salzburg. Honorary Consulate in Vienna.

Prinz Eugen Str. 72/2/1
+43 (0)1 505 38 74.

Mon-Fri 09.30-13.00 and 14.30-18.00.

Embassy of the Republic of El Salvador

Honorary general consulates in Hanau, Munich and Neuss. Honorary consulates without visas in Hamburg and Kiel.

Hessische Strasse 11
+49 (0)30 206 46 60.

Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Fri 09.00-14.00.


Business etiquette

Knowledge of Spanish is important. The best months for business trips are September to March. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm.

Business contacts

German-Salvadorian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK) Boulevard La Sultana Nº 245, Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador Tel. +503 (0)22 43 24 28. Website: elsalvador.ahk.de Latin American Chamber of Commerce in the Switzerland Kasernenstrasse 11, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland Tel. +41 (0)44 240 33 00, +41 (0)79 361 02 02. Website: www.latcam.ch Cámara de Comercio e Industria de El Salvador (Chamber of Commerce and Industry ) 9ª Avenida Norte y 5ª Calle Poniente, N° 333, San Salvador, El Salvador Tel. +503 (0)22 31 30 00. Website: camarasal.com Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador Alameda Juan Pablo Segundo, Entre 15 y 17 Avenida Norte, San Salvador, El Salvador Tel. +503 (0)22 81 80 00. Website: www.bcr.gob.sv



Autodial long distance service to Europe, USA and certain other countries.

Mobile phone

GSM 850, 900 and 1950. According to Abbreviationfinder.org, network operator is CTE Telecom PerosnalSA de CV. and Digicel SA de CV (Internet: www.digicel.com.sv).


Internet access is widespread in El Salvador. Internet providers are NetSat Express (website: www.netsatx.net) and Pointe Communications (website: www.telscape.com).

Post office

Airmail to Europe takes up to a week. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.

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