Nicaragua

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine is not required.

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What is the COVID situation in Nicaragua?

0 New COVID cases in Nicaragua
0 New COVID deaths in Nicaragua
34.65% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 14 October 2021

Basic facts about Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a small country located in Central America. The capital of Nicaragua is Managua and the most spoken language is Spanish. The national currency in Nicaragua is Nicaraguan córdoba (NIO).

What taxi apps are available in Nicaragua?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Nicaragua. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Nicaraguan córdoba (NIO)Official currency
1 EUR~39.85 NIO
1 USD~35.23 NIO

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Nicaragua?

The official language of Nicaragua is Spanish. Traveling across Nicaragua if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Nicaragua was ranked 73rd out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Nicaragua?

There are 2 common plug types used in Nicaragua:

Type A 120 V, 60 Hz  Type B 120 V, 60 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Nicaragua?

Currently, citizens of 89 countries can enter Nicaragua without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Nicaragua?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Nicaragua.

Data last reviewed on: 14 October 2021

Is it safe in Nicaragua?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On September 7, 2021, the risk level for Nicaragua was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Nicaragua

118 Police
128 Ambulance
128 Fire police

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