The U.S. Embassy in Managua advises U.S. citizens that the Government of Nicaragua declared a state of emergency related to malaria in the Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast (RACCN by its acronym in Spanish) due to a marked increase in cases, primarily in Bilwi, Rosita, and Waspam. U.S. citizens traveling in that area should consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for preventive measures, which include using mosquito repellant and possibly taking a prophylactic medication.
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, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at ACS.Managua@state.gov.
- 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)