Security Alert — U.S. Embassy Managua, Nicaragua (May 11, 2018)

Location: Throughout Nicaragua

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Managua will be closed to the public on May 11, 2018 due to demonstrations planned for May 11, 2018 in various locations throughout Nicaragua. Recent days’ events have shown that locations, routes, times, sizes, and possible violence of demonstrations are all unpredictable. The U.S. Embassy will provide limited emergency consular services by telephone only. Regular appointments will be rescheduled as quickly as possible.

U.S. Government personnel have been advised to remain in their homes and avoid unnecessary travel.

Until further notice:

  • · All routine American citizen services (U.S. passports, reports of births abroad, notarials, etc.) are available by appointment only at
  • American citizens needing emergency U.S. travel documents (for imminent travel only) may visit the Embassy between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday when the Embassy has not announced a closure.
  • Visa operations have resumed but remain very limited. If your non-immigrant visa appointment was cancelled, you can reschedule a new appointment by contacting the call center at 7877-7600 or visiting

Actions to Take:

  • If you are safe, please inform your family and friends in the United States. The Embassy is receiving a high number of calls regarding people’s welfare.
  • If you feel unsafe, make personal arrangements to leave the country; commercial flights are available. There are no plans for a U.S.-government assisted evacuation.
  • Except in an emergency or to depart the country, restrict travel and remain in your homes as long as the area in which you live is impacted by demonstrations and you feel safe in your home.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of food, potable water, and fuel if sheltering in place.
  • Move to a safer location if demonstrations are nearing your area and you can safely move.
  • Monitor local media for updates on the security situation in your area.
  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests, and do not attempt to drive through any large groups and/or barricades encountered on the street.
  • Keep a low profile.


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