Event: On March 18, Nicaragua’s Health Ministry confirmed the first case of COVID-19 within the country’s borders. As of March 19, the Nicaraguan government has not imposed any travel restrictions or national quarantine policies. Please visit Nicaragua’s Health Ministry website for updates on Nicaragua’s response to the spread of COVID-19.
On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure of U.S. personnel and family members who are at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19. The Embassy has also advised U.S. citizen employees and family members who may be vulnerable due to COVID-19 to consider leaving Nicaragua.
U.S. citizen tourists should strongly consider advancing their departure plans from Nicaragua before the Nicaraguan health system becomes overwhelmed and flights become unavailable.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 (https://ni.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/) for information on conditions inNicaragua.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua
Km 5 ½ Carretera Sur
+505-2252-7171 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Nicaragua Country Information
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