Nicaragua international travel guide

Nicaragua

Nicaragua is part of Americas with main city at Managua. It's usually 🌤️ 26.32 °C in Nicaragua with a rainfall of 🌧 45.97 mm. Internet speed in Nicaragua is on average 2.8 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 6M people. The main currency is Cordoba Oro. The languages spoken are Spanish. Automatic teller machines are rare in Nicaragua. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~26.32 °C   🌧 ~45.97 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 6M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

Commercial flights leaving Nicaragua have been suspended, although some airlines may organise non-scheduled flights at short notice. Follow the Australian Embassy in Mexico on social media for updates on any non-scheduled flights. If a flight is organised, book directly with the airline. If you secure a ticket, make sure you arrive at the airport early. If you're remaining in Nicaragua, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Nicaragua.

issued date: April 9, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

Nicaragua uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Nicaragua uses the Nicaraguan córdoba (symbol: C$), code NIO.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 córdobas. Córdoba is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5 and 1 córdobas and 50, 25, 10 and 5 centavos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Nicaragua. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Nicaragua is on average 2.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Nicaragua is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 435.39 NIO, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Claro, CooTel or Movistar. Nicaragua uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Nicaragua upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Nicaragua, dial +, then 505 (the country code for Nicaragua), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Nicaragua, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

Last updated: April 1, 2020