Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (June 02, 2020)

Location: Nicaragua

Event: As of June 1, 2020, the government of Nicaragua has reported 759 cases of COVID-19, including cases of community transmission.  Independent health monitors estimate the actual number of cases is even higher and will continue to rise quickly.  To combat the spread of the virus, Nicaraguan medical associations have urged the public to abide by a voluntary nationwide quarantine of three to four weeks’ duration.

All routine commercial air service between Nicaragua and the United States remains suspended until at least June 21, and the land borders with Costa Rica and Honduras remain closed to non-commercial traffic.

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

The Embassy has offered the 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 use
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444