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Last verified: Monday, 19. August 2019 at 07:23 AM

Nicaragua Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Nicaragua

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Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Nicaragua. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.7 / 5

Nicaragua shares land borders with Honduras and Honduras. For these countries, the individual warning index is 2.7 (Honduras) and 2 (Costa Rica).

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 3.4 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: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

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

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: Malta

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Exercise High Degree of Caution

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

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: Ireland

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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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Iaktta särskild försiktighet -

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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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 and family members. The U.S. Embassy in Managua is open to the public and provides the full range of consular ...

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: New Zealand

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Avoid non-essential travel to Nicaragua due to civil unrest and violent crime.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/nicaragua

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 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Nicaragua.

Is it safe to travel Nicaragua in 2019?

Visiting the country Nicaragua is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Nicaragua?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for 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.