- Present your passport valid for at least six (06) months.
- Pay the Tourist Card (US$ 10.00 per person). This is given by the Immigration officer at your entry to Nicaragua.
Nationals of these countries, according to the type of passport they carry, require visa to come to Nicaragua:
Afghanistan / Albania / Angola / Argelia / Armenia / Asmara Eritrea / Bangladesh / Bosnia & Herzegovina / China / Congo / North Korea / Cuba / Ethiopia / Ghana / Haiti / India / Indonesia / Iraq / Iran / Jordan / Laos / Lebanon / Liberia / Libya / Mali / Mongolia / Mozambique / Nepal / Nigeria / Palestine / Pakistan / Sierra Leona / Syria / Somalia / Sri Lanka / Sudan / Timor / Vietnam / Yemen
When entering Nicaragua, people from the countries mentioned above, must submit:
- Valid passport for at least six (06) months
- Return ticket to their country of origin or residence
*Exceptions to these requirements: citizens from these countries who are holders of diplomatic, official and service passports issued by their respective Governments.
Nicaraguan authorities have emitted a resolution on January 17 2017 that establishes a series of measures to prevent the introduction of Yellow Fever into the country, protecting the health of its citizens and visitors.
Every Nicaraguan or foreigner who traveled to or is coming from the countries listed below has to get vaccinated and present an international vaccination certificate for Yellow Fever upon their arrival to Nicaragua:
Argentina / Bolivia / Brazil / Colombia / Ecuador / French Guyana / Panama / Paraguay / Peru / Venezuela. The measure also includes every African country, except for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Somalia.
*People who were in these countries on transit and did not leave the airport are not obliged to present the certificate.
- All travelers over 1 year of age, who live in a country at risk of transmission of yellow fever published by the WHO, and who wish to enter Nicaragua, must present the International Certificate of Vaccine against yellow fever with date of application at least ten (10) days before arrival in the country.
- Every traveler who has visited a country at risk of transmission by yellow fever published by the WHO and that left that country more than 10 days before and has no symptoms, is not required to present the International Certificate of Vaccine against yellow fever to enter our country.
- An International Certificate of Vaccine against yellow fever will not be requested from any traveler that was on transit (air connection) to a country at risk of transmission of yellow fever published by the WHO.
- Previous presentation of medical evidence that supports people with egg allergy as a component of the vaccine, people with impaired immunity; and people over 60 years old, will not be asked for the International Certificate of Vaccine against yellow fever.
- As a precaution foreign pregnant women and lactating women will not be asked for the International Certificate of Vaccine against yellow fever, upon presentation of a medical certificate.
- Every traveler visiting a country at risk of transmission by yellow fever published by the WHO, wishing to enter Nicaragua, must be vaccinated in their country of origin, 10 days before starting the trip.
- Pick clothes that are light and breathable in the heat. You should consider bringing swimwear, a light jacket or sweater and a raincoat.
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Sunscreen, sun glasses and a hat
- Insect repellent
- Camera equipment and plenty of film/memory cards (batteries and chargers)
- Basic medical kit (aspirin, Imodium, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream, etc.)
- Rainy Season: May to October
- Summer: November to April
The weather changes according to the three zones of the country:
- Pacific: It is a very dry area with little rain. Temperatures range between 27ºC-32ºC (81ºF-90ºF); during the summer between 30ºC-35ºC (86ºF-95ºF)
- Central: It is a mountainous area with cold and wet weather.
- Caribbean: It is the most humid and tropical area of the country with high temperatures and constant rain.