SECURITY MESSAGE For U.S. Citizens: Road Blockages and Detentions Related to Planned Marches on April 22

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there are marches scheduled to occur on Saturday, April 22, in Juigalpa. The U.S. Embassy has reports of checkpoints and detentions of travelers in various areas of Nicaragua, including San Benito, Sebaco, Boaco, and along roads to Juigalpa and Nueva Guinea.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution 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 theWorldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, andNicaragua 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
  • 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).