Last updated: 30 September 2014
The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
There’s no British Embassy in Nicaragua. If you need emergency consular assistance, contact the Honorary Consul in Managua - firstname.lastname@example.org or the British Embassy, Costa Rica.
There has been 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.
Around 10,000 British tourists visited Nicaragua in 2011. 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.
There is a low threat from terrorism.