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San Salvador

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Diplomatic pouch is reliable and quick. - Nov 22, 2017
Through the Embassy mail facilities. - Jul 14, 2016
DPO - Dec 8, 2015
Via Embassy. - Jun 9, 2015
DPO. Typically 7 days. There is a pouch address available but that takes minimum 3-4 weeks. - Mar 23, 2015
DPO and pouch, both great. You could get anything you needed. - Oct 29, 2014
DPO. - Jul 8, 2014
Postal System is reliable though DHL. El Salvador will charge you a fee for anything they possibly can. - Apr 28, 2012
embassy DPO - Jul 15, 2011
We have access to the diplomatic pouch and the DPO. There is not really an organized postal service in the country. There is DHL and UPS, but you have to pay exorbitant fees to pick up your package, (like $50), and it takes weeks. Woe to the person who doesn't have access to embassy mail. - May 21, 2010
We have a DPO and pouch. Local mail will work though and I have used local mail to send and receive packages. It is slow and not nearly as reliable, but if you aren't working with the Embassy, it is an option. - Feb 28, 2009