Nicaragua Passport and Visa Requirements For U.S. Citizens

Is a Passport Required?
YES
Is a Visa Required?
NO
If your stay is no longer than 90 days.

Nicaragua flag When preparing to travel, you may ask yourself: Do I need a passport or visa to enter Nicaragua? The short answer about the passport is always, “Yes.” But a visa is not always necessary. If your trip is less than 90 days, it isn’t required. When preparing to travel to Nicaragua, double check the expiration date of your current passport if you have one. It must remain valid for at least for the duration of stay. If it will expire within that time, or come close, it’s best to get it renewed. Occasionally there’s a need for additional stamps in your passport. So ensure you have at least one blank page remaining for use. Yellow fever vaccinations are currently required in order to enter Nicaragua. Your medical professional can help you with these, and any other vaccinations you may need. If you are planning an extended trip and expect to carry more than $10,000 with you, be aware that upon entry and exit, the amount will need to be declared to customs.

Learn more about Nicaragua

Nicaragua landscape Nicaragua is located in Central America, nestled between Costa Rica and Honduras. The country, which struggles with destructive earthquakes, has a total land area of 130,370 sq km. It shares borders with Costa Rica and Honduras. Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, may be a city to consider seeing. When planning other site seeing adventures keep in mind that timezones may change. Make sure to adjust your watch, or phone to Nicaragua’s timezone, use UTC-6. The country’s main agricultural products are coffee and sugar. The primary industry contributing to their economy is food processing. Consumer Goods is Nicaragua's main import. The country’s airports currently include 12 paved runways, with 135 unpaved. Internet availability exists throughout Nicaragua for its 1 million users, so finding WIFI while there shouldn't be difficult.

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