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COVID Travel Info

May 19, 2021 by surfnica2010

***As of June 17th, 2022 fully vaccinated travelers no longer have to have a PCR test to enter Nicaragua but they do need to show their vaccination card. Unvaccinated travelers of any age (including infants) will need to have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival to enter Nicaragua.

***As of June 13, 2022 a negative COVID test is no longer required to reenter the US.

Flying in and out of Managua, Nicaragua:  

Managua now has both international and US airlines flying in and out of the airport. The international airlines that are operating to and from MGA are Avianca (aka Taca), Copa and Aeromexico. For US airlines, Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines have all returned with flights to and from Managua.

Unvaccinated travelers, please be aware that you will still need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of entering the country to get into Nicaragua, including kids under 2 years old.

Flying in and out of Liberia, Costa Rica:

This route is only slightly longer than flying into Managua and the pros are that the flights are generally much cheaper and there are many more flight options and airlines coming and going from Liberia. You can generally fly right in and cross the Nica border after arriving (as long as your flight arrives before 8pm) with no issues as long as your COVID test is still within the 72 hours of validity (for unvaccinated travelers). As of April 1st, 2022 travelers are no longer required to fill out a health pass or buy travel insurance to enter Costa Rica. Lastly, the ground transportation is a bit more expensive and just slightly longer to and from Liberia but often the costs and travel time into Liberia outweigh that inconvenience.

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