Message to U.S. Citizens: Update on demonstrations

UPDATE: Demonstrations continue in response to a recent policy change regarding the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute (INSS). Demonstrations at various locations on April 18 and 19, 2018 have involved violence. Locations and times of upcoming demonstrations may change last minute and may impact traffic in these areas. Due to ongoing traffic disturbances, limited public transportation, and school closures, the U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public tomorrow, Friday, April 20, 2018 and limited to emergency consular services only. The Embassy has advised its personnel in Managua to remain in their homes tonight and tomorrow. Regular appointments will be rescheduled as quickly as possible.