Visa policy of Nicaragua
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
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):
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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
Citizens of the following 73 countries and territories can visit Nicaragua by obtaining a visa on arrival:
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.
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.
Most visitors arriving to Nicaragua were from the following countries of nationality:
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Nicaragua.|
- VISADO NICARAGUA
- "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- Estadisticas de Turismo