India visa requirements for Salvadorans

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Salvadorans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Salvadorians can travel and stay in India for a period of 90 days by applying for an Electronic visa(e-visa). The e-visa costs about US$80.
  • Tourists are to note that it is advisable to apply for the e-visa, at least four days before departure.
  • Intending visitors are to show a passport valid for a period of 6 months beyond the date of arrival into India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Visitors from El Salvador with firearms will need an Import Permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
  • The import and export of foreign currencies are unlimited, however, amounts exceeding $ 5,000 or its equivalent would be declared.
  • Also, the importation and exportation of the local currency of India are set at a maximum of INR 25,000.
  • Salvadorians are not be required to show a certificate of yellow fever vaccination on entry into India. They are advised to be vaccinated against common illnesses before their travel.
  • Minors visiting India alone are required to have a consent letter signed by both parents or guardian.
  • Visitors from El Salvador need to show evidence that they have enough money to spend while in India.
  • Travellers with pets (dogs and cats) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued in El Salvador.
  • Intending visitors can get to India from any international airport in El Salvador. There are international airports in San Salvador and Ilopango.
  • United, Avianca, SWISS, COPA, KLM and Lufthansa are some of the airlines that fly from El Salvador to India.
  • The estimated flight duration from El Salvador to New Delhi, India is 21 hours, 15 minutes. 
  • The official currency used in India is the Indian Rupee. Visitors can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • India has a temperate and tropical climate. It has four major seasons which are summer which is from March to May, winter from December to February, monsoon from June to September and post-monsoon also known as northeast monsoon which is from October to November. 
  • India is a country with hundreds of languages spoken in the country. It has no national language.  Hindi and English are however the official languages.
  • Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses while in India.
  • Cows do wander freely in the streets of India even in major cities. They are harmless, so tourists are advised to give them room. Also, Indians value their cows and respecting these cows can prevent a bad relationship with the locals.
  • The Taj Mahal, The Holy City of Varanasi, Harmandir Sahib and The Golden City are some of the places tourists can visit while in India.
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type  C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in India are butter chicken, alu gobi, rogan josh and samosas.
  • Transportation in India can be done with buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • India uses India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). India is 10 hours 30 minutes ahead of El Salvador.
  • Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring food to India?

Yes, just like most countries in the world, you can travel to India with food, as long as it is well packaged, although there are a couple of food items that their importation is prohibited.

When is the best time to travel to India?

The best time to visit India is from October to March when the weather is more likely to be warm, sunny, and dry. During the period, tourists can easily explore the country.

Can you put toilet paper down the toilet in India?

Flushing down used toilet papers in India is not advisable, because of the sewerage system in India is not that great,  and the toilet paper may do far more damage than good. It is best to trash them in a bin.

How long does an Indian e-visa take to process?

After submitting your application online and providing the necessary documents, the visa will be issued between two to four days. According to the official website of the Indian government, visitors are to apply for an Indian e-visa at least 4 days before travelling.