No shots are required for U.S. citizens.
*** All travelers coming to Nicaragua from the following countries must present an international certificate of vaccination: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Perú, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Panama, Paraguay and Venezuela. From the African Continent, all countries are included except the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Sao Toméand Príncipe, and Somalia.
*** All travelers coming to Nicaragua from the mentioned countries are required to bring their vaccine certification card.
*** All travelers coming to Nicaragua, even if they are only in transit through the mentioned countries are required to bring their vaccine certification card.
All visitors need a passport valid for at least six months to enter Nicaragua and a prepaid airline (or bus) ticket exiting the country is mandatory. Additional specific entry requirements depend on your country of citizenship. Currently, you may enter Nicaragua without a visa if traveling with a United States of America, Canada or most European passports. Immigration will then stamp your passport with your approved length of stay (usually 90 days). For other countries, a visa may be required. It is always best to contact the nearest Nicaragua Embassy for up to date entry and visa requirements.
TIP: Make a photocopy of your passport Bio page. When you get the passport stamped at the airport, it’s a good idea to make a photocopy of that page as well after you get situated in your first hotel, and store the copies somewhere other than with your passport. This will facilitate things greatly if your passport ever gets lost or stolen. Also, consider taking a copy of your health and medical evacuation insurance policy.
The entry tax is US $10, payable in US dollars or Córdobas. Checks and credit cards are not accepted.