Visa policy of Nicaragua

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Nicaragua entry and exit stamps on a Singapore passport.

Visitors to Nicaragua must obtain a visa from one of the Nicaraguan diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries that can obtain a visa on arrival. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa policy map[edit]

  Nicaragua
  Visa-free access to Nicaragua
  Visa on arrival access to Nicaragua
  May not enter on Canada/Schengen/US visa

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 91 jurisdictions can visit Nicaragua without a visa for up to 90 days (all visitors must hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for next destination):[1][2][3]

Visa is not required for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days for valid visa holders or residents of Canada, the European Union member states, or the United States. This does not apply to nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cameroon, China, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Mali, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Timor-Leste, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen. Nationals of India are granted a visa on arrival for USD 50 provided the passport contains a valid USA, Canada or Schengen visa.

Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports of Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, Egypt, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Montenegro, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Suriname and Thailand do not require a visa.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of the following 73 countries and territories can visit Nicaragua by obtaining a visa on arrival:

Transit[edit]

Transit without a visa is allowed for travellers who normally require a visa but are transiting within 24 hours and hold onward tickets. This does not apply to nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cameroon, China, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Timor-Leste, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen.

Tourist card[edit]

Nicaragua tourist card issued to a national of Singapore at Managua International Airport

Nationals from all visa exempt countries are required to obtain a Tourist Card (USD 10) on arrival. Exempt are the citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, as well as, holders of diplomatic, official, service or special passports issued to any country.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Nicaragua were from the following countries of nationality:[10]

Country 2015 2014 2013
 Honduras 276,767 263,927 273,015
 United States 275,406 267,320 243,039
 Costa Rica 167,448 146,071 163,758
 El Salvador 155,701 143,303 150,963
 Guatemala 90,296 85,283 94,957
 Canada 35,260 39,370 33,832
 Panama 22,223 24,553 24,676
 Mexico 19,030 15,666 14,947
 Germany 17,392 16,155 13,936
 United Kingdom 14,737 15,596 10,604
Total 1,386,481 1,329,663 1,229,410

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