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November 1, 2022

Alert: Municipal Elections Sunday, November 6

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

November 1, 2022
Location: Nicaragua

Event: On Sunday, November 6, Nicaragua will hold municipal elections throughout the country.  We anticipate a large presence of security forces throughout the country this weekend, including an increased number of police checkpoints.  Gatherings may occur that could disrupt normal traffic patterns or create other unforeseen complications.

Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Embassy will be restricting some movement for our personnel, including prohibiting travel outside of residential neighborhoods, on Sunday, November 6.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations or large gatherings and leave the area immediately if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Do not participate in demonstrations. Foreigners, including U.S.-Nicaraguan dual nationals, risk arrest or expulsion if they participate in protests. The Nicaraguan Government may treat dual nationals as only Nicaraguan citizens, in which case the Embassy may not be notified or granted consular access.
  • Do not attempt to drive through large groups or barricades encountered on the street.
  • Ensure you have an adequate supply of food and water in the event of disruptions.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


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