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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Requirement for Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination for Some Travelers to Nicaragua

Message for U.S. Citizens January 24, 2017 On January 17, 2017 the Government of Nicaragua announced a new requirement for travelers entering Nicaragua from certain countries to present proof of yellow fever vaccination as a condition for being granted entry to Nicaragua.  This requirement is in response to a recent yellow fever outbreak in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

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Registration for the January 2017 Foreign Service Exam

U.S. Embassy Managua will host the Foreign Service Officer Test on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Registration opens on December 15, 2016, and closes on January 25, 2017.  It is important to register and sign-up for a seat early since there are only

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Protests in Managua Planned for November 30 and December 1

Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 29, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Managua beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30 and at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1. Wednesday, November 30:  The group Consejo Nacional de Defensa de la Tierra, Lago y Soberanía is organizing a march to protest

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Hurricane Otto

Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 24, 2016 The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm (TS) Otto is currently forecast to become a hurricane on Thursday, November 24, 2016and is expected to make landfall near Bluefields, Nicaragua on the same day.  TS Otto may result in heavy rains, strong winds, flooding, and mudslides.  A National Hurricane Center (NHC)

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Warns of Potential Impact from Tropical Storm Otto

Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 22, 2016 The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm (TS) Otto is currently forecast to become a hurricane on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, and is expected to make landfall near Bluefields, Nicaragua on Thursday, November 24, 2016, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).  The Nicaraguan government has issued a hurricane watch

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Nicaraguan Presidential and National Assembly Elections on Sunday

Security Message for U.S. Citizens November 6, 2016 Nicaragua is conducting Presidential and National Assembly elections on Sunday, November 6, 2016, and there is a possibility of election-related disturbances. During past elections, protests and political rallies were staged throughout greater Managua to include Granada and Masaya. Violence escalated in some rural communities, and confrontations between political parties erupted along main

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Voting; New Passport, Visa Photo Policy; Request for Public Comments

Message to U.S. Citizens November 1, 2016 Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to

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Important Information on Voting Registration and Privately-hosted Voting Assistance Event

Message to U.S. Citizens September 20, 2016 The U.S. Embassy Notifies of Important Information on Voting Registration and Informs of Privately-hosted Voting Assistance Event Important Information on Voting Registration and Ballot Submittance Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting

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Planned Protests to the Canal and Increased Border-Crossing Controls

Message to U.S. Citizens August 25, 2016 Embassy Notifies of Planned Protests to the Canal and Increased Border-Crossing Controls Increased Security at Borders and a Reminder of the Notification Policy for Religious and Humanitarian Travelers:  The Embassy has been informed that Nicaraguan land border controls are intensifying in an effort to prevent criminal acts associated with organized crime, gangs, and

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Update to Earlier Notice

Message to U.S. Citizens Aug. 15, 2016 Update to Today’s Earlier Notice on the Dissemination of Routine Messages As an update and change to our notice earlier today regarding the dissemination of routine messages involving demonstrations, strikes and weather-related events, please note that, due in part to comments from the public, the Embassy will continue to send out email notifications

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Dissemination of Routine Security Messages

Message to U.S. Citizens August 15, 2016 Important Message for U.S. Citizens Regarding the Dissemination of Routine Security Messages Please note that the Embassy will no longer send routine security messages relating to demonstrations, strikes, and weather-related events via email.  In an effort to disseminate information more expeditiously, the Embassy will post these types of security messages directly on our

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Potential Cyclone or “Tropical Disturbance”

Message to U.S. Citizens August 2, 2016 U.S. Embassy Warns of Potential Cyclone or “Tropical Disturbance” According to the National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Attention to Disasters (SINAPRED), the Nicaraguan Northern Caribbean coast could be affected in the next days by a cyclone, registered by Nicaraguan experts as a “Tropical Disturbance”.  SINAPRED estimates the storm to hit sometime between

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Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens Residing in or Visiting Nicaragua

Travel Alert June 29, 2016 U.S. Department of State Issues Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens Residing in or Visiting Nicaragua The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens about increased government scrutiny of foreigners’ activities, new requirements for volunteer groups, and the potential for demonstrations during the upcoming election season in Nicaragua.

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Calls for Demonstrations

Message to U.S. Citizens June 9, 2016 In light of calls for demonstrations in response to recent Supreme Court decisions about upcoming elections, the U.S. Embassy in Managua reminds U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any

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Risks of Volcano Tourism, Notice on Adoptions in Nicaragua, Continued Threat of Zika Transmission

Safety and Security Messages May 27, 2016 U.S. Embassy Advises Of Risks Of Volcano Tourism; Alerts U.S. Citizens Of New Department Of State Notice On Adoptions In Nicaragua; And Suggests Increased Precaution To Prevent Spread Of Zika Risks of Volcano Tourism: The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua would like to advise all U.S. citizens of the risks of volcano tourism.  Several

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Webinar on Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers, Occurring May 25, 2016

Message for U.S. Citizens May 24, 2016 The American Citizen Services Section at the U.S. Embassy in Managua would like to inform you that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers” on May 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT.  To register and attend this webinar, use the Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers

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Safety Precautions and Service Hours During Holy Week 2015

March 31, 2015 This message advises U.S. citizens of special conditions during the Holy Week (Semana Santa) holiday this week.  Semana Santa is a religious holiday during which thousands of people leave Managua to visit beaches and other tourist sites across Nicaragua.  During Semana Santa, the Nicaraguan National Police traditionally operate checkpoints on all major roads and intersections.  Traffic can be

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