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Nicaragua remains on maximum US travel alert

Nicaragua remains under maximum (red) travel alert level 4 due to limited healthcare availability and arbitrary enforcement of laws and crime

TODAY NICARAGUA – The United States has eased travel advisories for most Central American countries, with the exception of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

According to information recently updated by the State Department, the most benefited by the change was El Salvador, whose alert drops to level 2, “Exercise Increased Caution” due to crime and COVID-19.

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Belize is also raised to level 2 due to crime.

Honduras and Guatemala improved, going from category 4 to 3: “Reconsider Travel” due to crime and COVID-19.

Panama is also at level 3, after improving its numbers with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For Costa Rica there was no improvement in the alert level, continuing with level 4: “Do Not Travel”, due to crime and COVID-19.

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For Nicaragua, the maximum level 4 is maintained due to limited healthcare availability and arbitrary enforcement of laws and crime.


  • 1. Blue – Excercise normal precautions
  • 2. Yellow – Excercise increased caution
  • 3. Orange – Reconsider travel
  • 4. Red – Do not travel

More details on U.S. travel advisories can be found here.

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