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History of Relations
relations with El Salvador was established in 1997. South Africa maintains good
relations with El Salvador. The South African Ambassador to Mexico, HE Mr M G
Ferguson is also accredited as non-residential Ambassador to El Salvador. The
accreditation of Ambassador Ferguson to El Salvador enhances the bilateral relations
between the two countries.
South African Representation in El Salvador
Africa is not residentially represented in El Salvador. Please contact the SA
Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico.
HE Mr MG Ferguson
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
TIME DIFFERENCE WITH SA:
-8 hours (Winter - Oct - March)
hours (Summer - April - Sept)
El Salvadorean Representation in South
El Salvador is not residentially represented in South Africa
- representation is from Jerusalem, Israel.
Ms S E G de Hasenson
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
Visa Requirements for South Africans
For more information
contact the Central American desk of the Department of Foreign Affairs
Advisory: Warning on illegal activities abroad
South African citizens
travelling abroad are strongly advised to take care not to become involved in
activities which may be, or are, illegal in foreign countries. Please remember,
once you leave South Africa, you are not protected by South African laws and constitutional
rights. If you are arrested abroad, the South African Government cannot get you
out of prison or demand your release. At most, your government can intercede with
local authorities to try and ensure that your rights under the laws of the country
in which you were arrested are fully observed. It can also attempt to ensure that
you are treated humanely, i.e., according to those international agreements to
which the country in which you have been arrested, has acceded.
that the South African Government views crimes - particularly those involving
illegal drugs, mercenary activities, the traffic in humans or small arms or the
abuse of women and children - in a most serious light.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
weather information click here.
monetary unit is the Salvadorean Colon (SVC).
For current exchange rates
Requirements for El Salvadorean citizens visiting South Africa
information contact the Embassy of South Africa in Mexico City
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact
the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and El Salvador, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
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