El Salvador Travel Information
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Electrical current in El Salvador is 120 volts, 60Hz.
The people are warm, welcoming and friendly, however etiquette in El Salvador can be formal in address. Always use the formal pronoun 'usted' with strangers and acquaintances, and use titles of respect. Greetings are common in shops and in passing on the street, and it is considered rude not to return a greeting. El Salvador culture is patriarchal and women traditionally show respect to men. It is considered rude to put your feet up on a chair or table, or to yawn without covering your mouth.
The international dialling code for El Salvador is +503. To dial out, the code is 00 followed by the destination country's code. Pre-paid SIM cards for mobile phones are cheap and local service providers use GSM networks. Internet access is generally limited to larger urban centres and hotels.
Visitors to El Salvador may import the following goods: 200 cigarettes/50 cigars, two litres of alcohol, six units of perfume, gifts valued up to US$500.
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