Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (December 21, 2020)

Location:  Nicaragua

Event:  COVID-19 cases and deaths are on the rise in many countries. The U.S. Embassy urges all U.S. citizens in Nicaragua to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures to prevent contagion.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds U.S. citizens the safest way to celebrate the winter holidays it at home with people who live with you.  Large gatherings with family and friends can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.

The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

U.S. citizens in Nicaragua should ensure they have an adequate supply of food, water, and medicine at all times. Visit Ready.gov for additional tips to prepare yourself for emergencies.

The Embassy has offered additional health-related guidance to its staff:

  • Avoid crowds
  • Socialize only with those who live inside your home
  • Limit contact with those outside your home to no more than 10 minutes while maintaining at least six feet of separation
  • Wear a cloth face covering whenever leaving your home and wash your face covering after every use
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Stay home if sick

Actions to Take:

  • Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and what you can do to reduce your risk.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on state.gov for the latest information regarding impacts to travel.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Nicaragua.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Assistance:

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