Location: Nicaragua and its border areas
Event: Roadblocks are present throughout Nicaragua, including near the border with Honduras, making overland travel unpredictable; road travel is even more dangerous after dark, when the likelihood of violence at roadblocks, and other crime, increases. Nicaraguan authorities may deny entry to travelers attempting to cross into Nicaragua via land. The U.S. Embassy in Managua cannot intervene in these situations.
The Department of State issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Nicaragua on June 8, advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime, civil unrest, and limited healthcare availability.
Actions to Take:
- Reconsider travel to Nicaragua.
- Read the Department of State’s Nicaragua Travel Advisory and the entry/exit requirements in the country information page.
- Arrive at border crossing points well before dark if you travel to Nicaragua via land from Honduras.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Enroll with the U.S. Embassy in Managua via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates