Foreign travel advice
In the aftermath of Hurricane Otto, which passed into the Pacific Ocean in the early hours of Friday 25 November 2016, you should expect disruption to travel and basic services in the affected areas of northern Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua.
UK health authorities have classified Nicaragua as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre.
There’s no British Embassy in Nicaragua. If you need emergency consular assistance, you should contact the British Honorary Consul in Managua by calling via the British Embassy, Costa Rica, tel +506 2258 2025.
There has been an increase in seismic activity in recent years. See the Natural disasters section for advice about what to do before, during and after an earthquake. In 2015, there has also been significant volcanic activity, particularly at the Telica Volcano. You should seek reliable local advice before and during any tourist activity around the area of the Telica Volcano.
The rainy season normally runs from May to November. Hurricanes can affect Nicaragua during this period. See Natural disasters
Around 15,600 British tourists visited Nicaragua in 2014. Most visits are trouble free.
Dengue fever is endemic to Latin America and the Caribbean and there has been a recent significant increase in the number of reported cases. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Nicaragua. See Health
There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.