There’s no British Embassy in Nicaragua, but there is an Honorary Consul in Managua. If you need emergency consular assistance, you can contact the Honorary Consul by calling via the British Embassy, Costa Rica, tel +506 2258 2025.

There was an increase in seismic activity in April 2014. See the Natural disasters section for advice about what to do before, during and after an earthquake.

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.