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El Salvador Import Restrictions

In order to enter El Salvador, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of El Salvador government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the El Salvador, and which items need special documentation before exporting to El Salvador.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from El Salvador authorities before posting:

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

Special documentation

Adhesive tape used in packaging must bear the name and mark, stamp or signature of the sender.
Commercial packages require an accompanying invoice with a duplicate copy posted separately to the addressee.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


El Salvador Postal authorities do not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to custom duty.