Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Civil Unrest in Caribbean Coast

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua informs U.S. citizens that local news have reported some cities in the Northern and Southern Autonomous Regions are experiencing incidents of civil unrest following last weekend’s municipal elections.

The Embassy’s Regional Security Office has restricted the travel of Embassy personnel to the following areas until November 13, 2017 when the situation will be re-evaluated:

  1. North Carribean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN); and
  2. South Carribean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCS), including the Corn Islands.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

For further information about security in Nicaragua:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Nicaragua Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, at 011-505-2252-7100, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through 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 011-505-2252-7100.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).