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December 7, 2022

Alert: Increase of Criminal Incidents

Subject: Increase of Criminal Incidents

U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua
Alert for U.S. Citizens

 December 7, 2022
Location: Nicaragua

Event: Criminal activity has increased recently in Managua and the surrounding area, including an increased incidence of armed robberies. The U.S. Embassy is aware of recent armed robberies of U.S. citizens, including of individuals cycling in and around Managua.  These incidents appear to be crimes of opportunity.

If you are confronted by an individual who demands your personal items with or without a weapon visible, you are encouraged to remain calm, follow their instructions/demands, and seek safety as soon as possible.

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua continues to encourage all U.S. citizens to remain vigilant during this holiday season. Please review the U.S. Embassy’s recent “Holiday Security Reminder” for best practices to enhance your safety and security.


Please follow the links or call the numbers below for consular assistance.

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Managua, located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, by calling +505-2252-7104, 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fridays. The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at ACSManagua@state.gov. For after-hours emergencies, call +505-2252-7171 and ask for the Embassy Duty Officer.