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Last verified: Saturday, 4. July 2020 at 07:21 AM

Nicaragua Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Nicaragua

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Nicaragua. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Nicaragua shares land borders with Honduras and Honduras. For these countries, the individual warning index is 3.7 (Honduras) and 3.2 (Costa Rica).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Nicaragua

There are currently 2,519 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Nicaragua. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 83 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Nicaragua.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Nicaragua

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Nicaragua.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Nicaragua from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/NI

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to civil unrest, crime, limited healthcare availability, and arbitrary enforcement of laws. On September 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of State lifted the ordered departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/nicaragua-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/nicaragua

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Commercial flights leaving Nicaragua have mostly been suspended, although some airlines may organise non-scheduled flights. Nicaragua has closed its border with Costa Rica and may close its borders with Honduras and airports at short notice. Follow the Australian Embassy in Mexico on social media for updates on any unscheduled flights. If a flight is organised, ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/nicaragua

Individual rating changes for Nicaragua

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Nicaragua. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Nicaragua changed from 3.8 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Nicaragua to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Nicaragua changed from 3.7 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Nicaragua to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Nicaragua changed from 3.4 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Nicaragua with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Nicaragua to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Nicaragua changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Nicaragua with a rating of 4.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Nicaragua with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Nicaragua with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Nicaragua with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Nicaragua with a rating of 3.0.

About Nicaragua

Nicaragua with its capital Managua is a country in North America (Central America), slightly smaller than New York state (129,494 km²). The country is located Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras. The climate can be described as tropical in lowlands, cooler in highlands. The landscape is extensive Atlantic coastal plains rising to central interior mountains; narrow Pacific coastal plain interrupted by volcanoes. With a population of about 5.78 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Managua
Population about 5.78 million
Size 129.494 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than New York state
Common languages English, Spanish
Currency Cordoba (short: NIO)
Common voltage (electricity) 120V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 1900
International phone prefix +505
Internet Top Level Domain .ni
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 NI
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 NIC
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 558

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Nicaragua is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • soil erosion
  • water pollution

Natural hazzards

  • destructive earthquakes
  • extremely susceptible to hurricanes
  • landslides
  • significant volcanic activity; Cerro Negro (728 m), which last erupted in 1999, is one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes; its lava flows and ash have been known to cause significant damage to farmland and buildings; other historically active volcanoes
  • volcanoes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Nicaragua. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. distribution
  4. electric wire harness manufacturing
  5. food processing
  6. footwear
  7. knit
  8. machinery
  9. metal products
  10. mining

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beans
  3. beef
  4. coffee
  5. corn
  6. cotton
  7. dairy products
  8. lobsters
  9. peanuts
  10. pork

Nicaraguan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Nicaragua.

Export products

  1. apparel
  2. automobile wiring harnesses
  3. beef
  4. cigars
  5. coffee
  6. gold
  7. lobster
  8. peanuts
  9. shrimp
  10. sugar

Import products

  1. consumer goods
  2. equipment
  3. machinery
  4. petroleum products
  5. raw materials

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Nicaragua?

Nicaragua is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Nicaragua.

Is it safe to travel Nicaragua in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Nicaragua. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Nicaragua?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Nicaragua.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Nicaragua?

There are currently 2,519 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Nicaragua. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 83 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Nicaragua.

What is the size of Nicaragua?

Nicaragua has a size of 129,494 km² or 49,998 mi² which is slightly smaller than New York state.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.