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August 13, 2021

Event: Second COVID-19 Testing Site in Managua

As a reminder, all travelers to the United States must get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and present the negative result to the airline before boarding. There are now two locations available for these tests within Nicaragua.

On August 11, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA) opened a second COVID-19 testing site for individuals seeking to travel abroad. The second testing site is located at the Nicaraguan Institute for Health Investigation (INIS), in the Bolonia neighborhood of Managua. The original testing site at the National Center for Diagnosis and Reference (CNDR) also continues to operate.

Testing at either INIS or CNDR is conducted Monday through Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Test results are returned the same day between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Please contact MINSA or your airline for further information about testing requirements.

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