Nicaragua: FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about travel to Nicaragua. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.

Do I need any vaccinations before I go away to Nicaragua?

Please seek professional medical advice and recheck close to the date of travel as the situation may change. What is generally recommended for all is that you ensure you are up to date with hepatitis A, typhoid and tetanus. You may wish to consider a rabies vaccination. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required.

Do I need to take malaria tablets?

Malaria risk is present througout the year in a number of municipalities, namely Region Autonaoma del Atlantico Norte, with sporadic transmissions in Boaca, Chinandega, Jinoteca, Leon and Matagalpa. Malaria tablets are highly recommended. You can also help prevent bites by covering up with long sleeves and trousers (especially after sunset), using insect repellent and sleeping under a mosquito net.

Do I need to get a visa?

To enter Nicaragua, visas are not required by EU, US or Canadian citizens for stays of up to 30 days. Please note that this information can change at short-notice and we recommend checking again closer to the date of travel. Please also ensure you have six months’ validity on your passport from date of departure.

What should I bring in terms of currency?

We recommend bringing a small amount of the local currency (Nicaraguan cordoba) with you if you can, to cover incidental purchases before you have access to an ATM. Most big hotels accept credit cards and US dollars.