Here you will find important tips and useful information for Nicaragua.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Nicaraguan Córdoba NIO
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).
Managua, Oficina de Cooperacion suiza COSUDE y Consulado, Apartado 166 de la Clinica Las Palmas, 1c. abajo, mano izquierda
Tel. +505 22 66 30 10
- 7 h / - 8 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110/120 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds (at least USD 200.00) for stays up to 3 months.
Mandatory tourist card issued upon arrival (USD 10.00).
8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)
9.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 18.00 h (Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.
International driver's licence recommended.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Nighttime travel not advised. Inquire locally about safety in those areas to which you intend to travel.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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