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Nicaragua Travel Restrictions

10.02% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 10.02% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Nicaragua.

Nicaragua entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Nicaragua, but there are restrictions.


Outgoing travel to NicaraguaTravelling from New Zealand to Nicaragua

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 or 96 hours before departing to Nicaragua.

Details and exceptions

The Government of Nicaragua requires airlines to submit the COVID-19 test results and passport copies of all passengers 36 hours before the flight to Nicaragua. Please contact the airline to find out further details.

The test result of citizens from Asia, Africa and Oceania, must be taken not longer than 96 hours prior to travel to the country.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Nicaragua.

Details and exceptions

The Nicaraguan government has not officially imposed any quarantine policies. Travelers are subject to contact tracing by the Health Authorities for 14 days and must not have respiratory symptoms.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Nicaragua

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Nicaragua must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Nicaragua will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Nicaragua

Masks:Recommended in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Nicaragua.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Nicaragua with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Nicaragua with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 or 96 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Nicaragua is recommended in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Nicaragua are closed. Bars in Nicaragua are closed.