Current travel advisories for Nicaragua

Last Update: Friday, 20. May 2022 at 08:14

Please reconsider your need to travel to Nicaragua.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.6 / 5

Nicaragua is a country in North America (Central America) with around 6 million citizens and a land mass of 129,494 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.5 / 5

Nicaragua shares land borders with Costa Rica and Honduras. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.5 (Costa Rica) and 3.4 (Honduras). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 18,491 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 225 reported deaths associated with the disease in Nicaragua.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/nicaragua

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to Nicaragua due to civil unrest and violent crime.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/nicaragua

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/NI

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet -

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/nicaragua

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Commercial flights out of Nicaragua have resumed. Where flights do become available, book directly with the airline. If you plan to enter Nicaragua, you must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within 72 hours of entry or 96 hours before entry if you're travelling from Asia, Africa, Australia or the Pacific region. If you're granted entry, you'll be monitored by phone by health officials for 14 days. You'll be denied entry if you have respiratory symptoms or a fever. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Nicaragua due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/nicaragua-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to limited healthcare availability and arbitrary enforcement of laws. Exercise increased caution in Nicaragua due to crime. Country Summary: The government of Nicaragua arbitrarily enforces laws for political purposes. Throughout Nicaragua, government officials and law enforcement continue to target those opposed to the rule of President Ortega. The government and its affiliated groups have been reported to: Systematically target opposition figures (regardless of nationality), including former allies, political activists, business representatives, clergy, human rights advocates, and members of the press. Arbitrarily detain pro-democracy advocates. Prevent certain individuals from departing Nicaragua by air or land for political reasons. Arbitrarily seize and/or search private property including personal phones and computers for anti-government content. Arbitrarily detain individuals with unfounded charges of terrorism, money laundering, and organized crime for political motives. U.S. citizens have reported being subject to this treatment, including harassment and assault by masked individuals.  U.S. citizen residents of Nicaragua also report increased scrutiny of alleged political speech and additional scrutiny by immigration officials.  Travelers should exercise increased caution and be alert to the risks of crime, including violent crimes such as sexual assault and armed robbery. Poor infrastructure in parts of the country limits the Embassy’s ability to assist U.S. citizens in emergencies. U.S. government personnel may be subject to restrictions on their movements at any time. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Nicaragua. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Nicaragua has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 4

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 6 million
Covering landmass
129,494 km²
Electricity
120V - 60Hz
Currency
Cordoba (NIO)
ISO 2-Letter Code
NI
Phone prefix
+505
Top Level Domain
.ni
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
1900

Airports in Nicaragua (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Nicaragua.

Is Nicaragua safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Nicaragua. With a risk index of 3.6 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Nicaragua?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for Nicaragua.

What countries does Nicaragua share land borders with?

Nicaragua shares land borders with Costa Rica and Honduras. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.5 (Costa Rica) and 3.4 (Honduras). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!