New FONAT fee in El Salvador

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by marior97, May 15, 2013.

  1. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    Anybody riding or driving any vehicle with foreign plates have to pay FONAT when entering El Salvador.

    Cars $35
    Motorcycles $45

    :puke1
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  2. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    I'm afraid Guatemala will retaliate pretty soon and charge as well :baldy
    Pinche gobiernos ladrones !!!
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  3. TeeVee

    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    i have an idea. since all central-american countries appear to want to discourage foreigners from entering their beautiful but corrupt little countries, why not just make it simple: $500 flat fee. that will work for sure.
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  4. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Not a bad idea if this would help to keep people away , who think of us as "corrupt little countries" :clap:clap:clap
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  5. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Those in corrupt big countries :lol3
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  6. TeeVee

    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    except we still visit even though they may be corrupt. keep making it inhospitable and eventually people stop coming = loss of revenue. always a good thing for the people and the economy.
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  7. markharf

    markharf Been here awhile

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    TeeVee, you're failing to keep up.
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  8. what car??

    what car?? down the road

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    "'Those in corrupt big countries :lol3'"


    That's funny right there.

    When is this fee supposed to be administered or is it already in place? When I went through in October I didn't have this kind of fee to pay. Guate already charges Q160 to enter.
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  9. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Yeap keen to know too.
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  10. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Don't worry. The fee only applies to travelers who MAKE IT to El Salvador in one piece. Stop crashing, you two. Jeez. Rest up and get well.
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  11. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    They started charging this new fee in the first week of May
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  12. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Does this new 'fee' apply to all entries, or only overland borders?
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  13. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    This fee applies only to your vehicle, not to the person .
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  14. TeeVee

    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    one aspect of these fees and people's attitudes toward them is that if the US charged them, people would bitch about it as being discriminatory and wrong and yada yada yada. then, other countries would "retaliate" by charging the same. not quite the same, but similar to the visa war between the US and australia, brazil etc etc.
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  15. El Explorador

    El Explorador Radical Explorer

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    That's a kick in the teeth, thanks for the info!
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  16. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    You can pay $45 for a year duration or $10 for 30 days
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  17. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    I spose we could try that :D .... 47000 km with no incident for me aint bad but I promise to try harder

    All camping gera going home so 10 kg off the top which will help ..... now I just need to learn how to ride :wink:
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  18. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    Fonat fee is temporarily off due to legal issues.
    No fees
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  19. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    ...makes sense now :rofl
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