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April 9, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • On March 26, Nicaragua’s Health Ministry confirmed Nicaragua’s first death due to COVID-19. The Nicaraguan government has yet to impose any travel restrictions or national quarantine policies.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen interested in being added to a list for any potential U.S. government-organized flight, flight, please submit this online form.
  • On March 30, The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the coming weeks. Visit IRS.gov for more information.
  • The Nicaraguan Ministry of Health has confirmed six cases of COVID-19 within its borders. There are 12 additional suspected cases.
  • On March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a Global Health Advisory Level 4 for COVID-19, recommending that U.S. citizens who reside in the United States arrange for immediate return to the United States as soon as possible, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period of time.
  • The Embassy has advised employees and family members who may be vulnerable due to COVID-19 to consider leaving Nicaragua.
  • Due to reduced staffing, the American Citizen Services Unit is open from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday.  The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at ACSManagua@state.govFor after-hours emergencies, please call +505-2252-7171 and ask for the Embassy Duty Officer. 
  • Several airlines have suspended or may soon suspend service from Nicaragua. U.S. citizens planning to leave Nicaragua should contact the airlines directly for updates on flight cancellations and suspension of services. See most up-to-date information and contact details below:

    Delta Airlines service suspended until May 3, 2020
    www.delta.com
    +505 2254 8130
    +1 800 221 1212

    United Airlines  service suspended until May 4, 2020
    www.united.com
    +505 2255 5007
    +1 800 864 8331
    +1 800 421 4655

    Avianca Airlines service suspended until May 1, 2020
    www.avianca.com/ni/en
    +505 2276 9922
    +1 800 284 2622

    AeroMexico flights to Mexico City available through April 9, 2020. Afterwards, service will be suspended until May 2, 2020.
    www.aeromexico.com
    +1 800 237 6639

    American Airlines service suspended until May 2, 2020
    www.aa.com
    +505 7877 7920

    Spirit Airlines service suspended until June 10, 2020

    Copa Airlines service suspended until April 22, 2020

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • The Nicaraguan government has not imposed any restrictions as a result of the worldwide outbreak.
  • Travelers do not need any particular documentation to enter/exit Nicaragua. Unless arriving from a country with known yellow fever risk, then one must demonstrate vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days prior to entering zone of risk.
  • Airport and immigration officials in Nicaragua have required travelers to report if they have visited any of the countries significantly affected by COVID-19.

Quarantine Information:

  • The Nicaraguan government has not imposed any quarantine policies.

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