Saturday, September 18, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Nicaragua

North AmericaNicaraguaVisa & Passport Requirements for Nicaragua

Citizens of the following countries/territories can enter Nicaragua without a visa: Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holy See, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Swaziland, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See) and Venezuela.

Other tourists can get a tourist card for US$10 on arrival, valid for between 1 month and 3 months (depending on nationality – 90 days is allowed for Canada and the USA), provided they have a valid passport with at least six months left. There is also an exit tax of US$32, which is included in the fares of the major airlines (American Airlines, Copa Airlines and Avianca definitely). The tourist card is also valid in the other CA-4 countries, namely El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, although sometimes you have to argue with immigration officials to find out that this agreement is in force, as they are pretty much forced to sell more tourist cards.