Nicaragua entry requirements & practical information

The following general recommendations and requirements should be considered when traveling to Nicaragua.

Requirements for entering the country


Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test is not required. Non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter the country.

Yellow Fever

For travelers from Countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission proof of Yellow Fever vaccine (original booklet) is required. Listed countries:

  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
  • Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Togo and Uganda.

Travelers with a connecting flight who do not leave the terminal are exempt, just as passengers with medical contraindications who cannot be vaccinated against yellow fever, and Children under 1 year of age and adults over 60 years of age.

Important notes:

Please note that airlines may require passengers to fill out an electronic form before the scheduled flight. Please follow-up with your airline should you receive such a request to avoid your booking from being cancelled.

Travelers bringing night vision binoculars (goggles) risk retention of gear by customs.

Drones are not permitted, upon detection they will be retained by the police or safeguarded by customs. Storage fees may apply.

Nicaragua has established a ban on electronic smoking devices, prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, with or without nicotine. Customs officials are likely to confiscate these products upon arrival.

In case of doubts on the above, please contact your travel planner.