El Salvador Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import by persons over 16 years of age:
- 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars and cigarillos, or 250 grams of tobacco;
- up to 12 liters of alcoholic beverages;
- up to 6 units of perfume;
- personal goods;
- other articles up to a value of USD 500.-.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

For firearms and ammunition a permit is required from the Ministry of Defense.

Additional Information on regulations::

Import of ham, sausage and similar products is allowed only if sterilized by heat, boneless and hermetically canned.

Export regulations::

Same regulations apply as for "free import".

Pets::

Import permit required, fee USD 9.04, which can be obtained on (or prior to) arrival at the Animal Quarantine Dept. at the airport.
Applications must be accompanied by:
- health certificate issued no longer than 15 days prior to arrival; and
- vaccination certificate; and
- export permit, which must be obtained at point of origin.
In addition, prior to departure from El Salvador, an export permit, fee USD 16.95, must be obtained.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in El Salvador.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of El Salvador.



Airport Embarkation Tax

the following taxes are levied on all passengers embarking for destinations abroad.
1. Embarkation Tax of USD 22.-
Exempt:
1. Transit passengers proceeding within 6 hours by same or connecting aircraft
2. Infants under 2 years of age.
2. Immigration Tax of USD 2.65.-
Exempt:
Transit passengers proceeding within 6 hours by same or connecting aircraft.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (United States Dollar - USD) and foreign currencies allowed without restrictions. Large amounts of foreign currencies imported should be declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Export of local currency (United States Dollar - USD) and foreign currencies allowed without restrictions. Large amounts of foreign currencies to be exported could require proof of ownership.




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