The U.S. Embassy informs American citizens in Nicaragua that the Nicaraguan National Police (NNP) have issued the following information regarding the security plan for the XI Central American Games scheduled to occur between December 3 and 17, 2017. The games will be held primarily in Managua, but some activities are scheduled for Estelí, Granada, and San Juan del Sur. The security measures include heightened security in area hotels, sports venues, airports, and border crossings. These may include road closures and increased police presence which may result in traffic congestion and other issues.
The NNP will enforce security perimeters and other countermeasures around the following locations in Managua: Malecón, Polideportivo Alexis Argüello, Metrocentro Mall, Estadio Nacional Dennis Martinez, American Nicaraguan School, and Estadio de Fútbol de Nicaragua.
The U.S. Embassy advises that American citizens not attempt to drive through any large groups and/or barricades encountered on the streets at any time. For further information about security in Nicaragua:
· Contact the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, at , 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday. The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at . After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is also .
· Call toll-free in the United States and Canada or from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).