Nicaragua travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Nicaragua with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Nicaragua.

Nicaragua travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Nicaragua with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Nicaragua - quick facts
Time difference UK -6 hours
Language(s) Spanish
Currency Nicaraguan Cordoba
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right

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Nicaragua travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Nicaragua from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Nicaragua.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Nicaragua travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Nicaragua with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Nicaragua, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Nicaragua covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Nicaragua with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Nicaragua FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Nicaragua including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Nicaragua due to Covid-19?

Nicaragua is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Nicaragua for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Nicaragua?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Nicaragua. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Nicaragua and the UK?

The time difference between Nicaragua and the UK is UK time-6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Nicaragua?

The main language spoken in Nicaragua is Spanish.

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What is the currency in Nicaragua?

The currency in Nicaragua is the Nicaraguan Cordoba (NIO).

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Which plugs are used in Nicaragua?

Nicaragua uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Nicaragua?

They drive on the right side of the road in Nicaragua.

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