Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (November 27, 2018)

Location:  Nicaragua, countrywide

Event:  Recent public announcements have heightened the risk of demonstrations against the U.S., and, as a precautionary measure, Embassy personnel have been instructed to limit their activities until further notice.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations and leave the area immediately if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Do not attempt to drive through large groups or barricades encountered on the street.
  • Minimize your public activities. If you fear for your safety, leave the unsafe area as quickly as possible.
  • Monitor local media for updates. 100% Noticias, also known as Channel 15 or Channel 63 on cable, and Radio Corporación offer nearly 24/7 news coverage.


Please follow the links or call the numbers below for additional service-related information.

  • You may contact the U.S. Embassy in Managua, located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur in 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  For after-hours emergencies, please call +505-2252-7100 and ask for the Embassy Duty Officer.
  • To reach the Department of State’s Office of Overseas Citizens Services, you may call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from a U.S. phone line, or 001-202-501-4444 from a Nicaraguan phone, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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