Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua (March 10, 2020)

Location:  Nicaragua

Event:  There is an ongoing multinational outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 115,000 reported cases worldwide.  As of March 10, Nicaragua has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.

Nicaragua’s Health Ministry is monitoring the situation.  The Nicaraguan government has not imposed any restrictions or any quarantine policies as a result of the worldwide outbreak.  Airport and immigration officials in Nicaragua require travelers to report all prior travel international within the past 30 days, and any current symptoms of illness.

Travelers do not need any particular documentation related to COVID-19 to enter/exit Nicaragua.  Unless arriving from a country with known Yellow Fever risk, then travelers must produce proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever administered at least 10 days prior to entering the zone of risk.  For further entry/exit information, please visit

Actions to Take:


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

  • The U.S. Embassy in Managua is located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur in Managua, Nicaragua. The consular section’s operating hours are 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, except for published holidays and announced closures.
  • You may contact the American Citizen Services unit in the Embassy’s consular section by calling +505-2252-7104 or emailing during regular business hours. For after-hours emergencies involving a U.S. citizen, please call +505-2252-7171 and ask to speak to the Embassy Duty Officer.
  • Please note that the consular section will be closed to public Friday, March 6, 2020.
  • 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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