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BEFORE TRAVEL

If you or your delegation require an official invitation letter for travel purposes and facilities, our diplomatic representation in your country will gladly extend an invitation for such purposes

Should you or your delegation require an official invitation letter, please contact our Tourism Ministry or Tournament Staff with your name and passport number so that our diplomatic representation can issue the letter.

SURF BOARDS


We suggest you to check your baggage from your point of origin to El Salvador. This way, in case you have to take a connecting flight, the airline will have clear instructions to take your board directly to El Salvador.

PALA SURF TABLES (SUP PADDLEBOARD)

SUP PADDLE BOARDS Boards should be sent as non accompanied luggage (cargo) with anticipation. Participants should notify and contact the following two persons:

Amerijet El Salvador – Julio Guevara – jguevara@amerijet.com

Amerijet El Salvador – William Rivera - wrivera@Amerijet.com

Amerijet Office in your country: https://amerijet.com/en/Locations

If Amerijet does not have an office in your country, please contact:
Fast Cargo-Jeovanny Ayala - jeovani.ayala@fastcargo.com.sv

PADDLEBOARDS SHOULD BE CONSIGNED TO:

NAME OF HEAD OF DELEGATION/ SURF CITY EL SALVADOR - ISA

PLEASE IDENTIFY ALL BOARDS UNDER THE FOLLOWING LABEL:

FRAGILE / SURF CITY EL SALVADOR - ISA

SPECIAL CODES - AIRLINES

The Ministry of Tourism of El Salvador has negotiated special fares with various airlines for the participants in the tournament.

To enjoy special fares, each participant must confirm them before making any purchase of through these contacts:

AEROMÉXICO
Special code for the event:
IT9MXRC
00447C Karla de Guevara
kmartinez@aeromexico.com
+(503) 2205-4750

DELTA AIRLINES
+1-800 241-4141 or in El Salvador +(503) 2275-9292

INTERJET
Byron La Parra – Sales Supervisor in El Salvador
byron.laparra@interjet.com
Phone: +(503) 7939-8452

UNITED AIRLINES
Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZJ2D885666 in the Offer Code box to receive your discount.
MileagePlus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and miles for their travel
Siham Giannini, Sales Representative in El Salvador
siham.giannini@united.com

AVIANCA
Special code for the event: FR067
Representations abroad:
https://www.avianca.com/otr/es/te-ayudamos/contactanos/
When making the purchase in www.avianca.com it is necessary to specify the promotional code on its webpage

ARRIVAL AT EL SALVADOR AIRPORT

Identified staff from the ministry of tourism will be waiting for all competitors inside the airport. Upon arrival, please look for our staff. If you do not find our staff, please look for the "CEPA VIP living room”. Government representatives will be assisting you upon arrival.

We recommend participants to bring cash in $5 and $10 USD bills to pay for the luggage cart at the airport.

ABOUT EL SALVADOR

Official Name:Republic of El Salvador

Capital City:San Salvador

Legal tender:US dollar. We recommend you to change the currency at the airport. Credit cards are accepted in most shops and stores.

Government:Democratic Republic.

Official language:Spanish.

Other languages:English is very common within the community business.

World time:GMT -06:00

Climate:Generally, the climate of El Salvador is warm or tropical during the greater part of the year. The annual average temperature is 28°C, ranging between 25°C and 28°C.

Weather:We advise to check the weather in El Salvador before packing:www.marn.gob.sv

Bank hour service:08:00 – 16:00. Some exceptions working up to 17:00 or 19:00 hours.

Electricity:110v

locations

SURF CITY EL SALVADOR ALAS LATIN PRO 2019 6 STARS PRIME

La Bocana - El Tunco Beach, Tamanique Municipality, La Libertad Department, El Salvador.

SURF CITY EL SALVADOR ISA WORLD SUP AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

El Sunzal Beach, Tamanique Municipality, Department of La Libertad, El Salvador.

MIGRATORY REQUIREMENTS

All visitors must verify the immigration requirements needed to enter El Salvador before starting their journey to avoid unwanted setbacks or episodes. Passports should expire in no less than 6 months.

Nationals of thefollowing countriesdo not require a visato visit El Salvador for tourism or family visit for a period not exceeding 90 days or for transit.

This visa-exempt countriesmay require aIMMIGRATION CARD, which can be obtained at the border points of entrance to the country, and has a cost of US$12.00.

If your country is not listed above, you will need to apply for aConsular Visaat the Salvadoran Embassies abroad or aConsulted Visa through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is highly recommended to review these requirements in the following web page:http://www.migracion.gob.sv/visas-prorrogas-y-permisos/

Additionally, for any of the visa categories please consider the following:

  1. The maximum length of stay that can be given to a tourist is 90 days. If an extension is required, one can be requested per year.
  2. People arriving from Panama, South America or Africa must have receivedthe yellow fever vaccineat least 15 days before their trip to El Salvador.
MIGRATION AND CUSTOMS

IMMIGRATION

  • Each delegation will be received inside the airport by a staff representative from El Salvadorwho will guide the delegation throughout the immigration and customs procedure in El Salvador.
  • Unaccompanied luggage will arrive at the airport's cargo terminal. The recovery of the luggage will be coordinated and guided by a government representative of El Salvador.
  • All cargo baggage in El Salvador will be given diplomatic treatment. Therefore, all luggage must be consigned under the following label:

Name of Head of Delegation/ SURF CITY EL SALVADOR - ISA

CUSTOMS

  • Participants who enter the country with their board checked as luggage must ensure that the airline checked it to the final destination: El Salvador.
  • All national and international tourists must adhere to local customs regulations.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION

SURF CITY EL SALVADOR ALAS LATIN PRO 2019 6 STARS PRIME

SURF CITY EL SALVADOR ISA WORLD SUP AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Each delegation is responsible for their transportation for and to the airport.Here is the list of recommended transportation El Salvador

  • Each delegation will be assigned a security escort. In that matter, it will be necessary that all delegations inform ISA or the ministry staff of the hotel where they will be staying.
  • Internal transfers of the delegations during the days of the championship are included.

Other general information to consider:

  • If any competitor wishes to visit other places, we recommend the use of Uber or Taxi. Please note that in El Salvador, taxis do not have taximeters. The rate must be negotiated by the visitor before using the service.
  • The Uber franchise provides service in El Salvador and can be used by downloading the application to a mobile phone.
LODGING
DRESS CODE

Inauguration and Closing Ceremonies: casual.

More about EL SALVADOR
  • It is common to shake hands between men and women.
  • In El Salvador, you will find many English speakers in the tourism sector.
  • In the Salvadoran culture, it is important to cultivate interpersonal relationships.
  • The typical dish of El Salvador is the "pupusa" which is a corn cake or rice cake stuffed with ground beans, chicharrón (pork beef) and/or cheese. It is recommended for domestic and foreign tourists who come from abroad to consider their ingredients before tasting them.
TOURISM IN EL SALVADOR

In El Salvador, in a short time you can move to different tourist places such as beaches, volcanoes, lakes, colonial towns, cities, and ruins.

TTo learn more about the outstanding tourist sites we invite you to explore the following links:

http://www.daytourselsalvador.com/

https://www.asotur.org/

https://elsalvador.travel/es/

CONTACTS IN EL SALVADOR
  • If any visitor requires particular information or further information, please do not hesitate to contact directly with:

    SURF CITY EL SALVADOR ALAS LATIN PRO 2019 6 STARS PRIME

    Eugenia Vegas, Logistics Coordinator of the event.

    Languages:Spanish and English

    evegas@presidencia.gob.sv

    503 7745 8394

    SURF CITY EL SALVADOR ISA WORLD SUP AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

    Alejandra Durán, Logistics Coordinator of the event.

    Languages:Spanish, English and French

    tournamentsurf@mitur.gob.sv

    503 7870 4517