El Salvador (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Diplomatic 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.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in El Salvador

South Africa is not residentially represented in El Salvador. Please contact the SA Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico.

HE Mr MG Ferguson
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


-8 hours (Winter - Oct - March)
-7 hours (Summer - April - Sept)

El Salvadorean Representation in South Africa

El Salvador is not residentially represented in South Africa - representation is from Jerusalem, Israel.

HE Ms S E G de Hasenson
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Central American desk of the Department of Foreign Affairs

Travel 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.

Please note 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.

Health Requirements

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


For up-to-date weather information click here.


The monetary unit is the Salvadorean Colon (SVC).

For current exchange rates click here.

Visa Requirements for El Salvadorean citizens visiting South Africa

For more information contact the Embassy of South Africa in Mexico City

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.

Trade Info

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information


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