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Nicaragua - Health & Hazards Tips

Nicaragua is a tropical country, so expect the usual culprits: Dengue Fever, Malaria outside the cities, and some risks of Hepatitis. Dengue is especially prevalent during the rainy season, when stagnant water accumula

Avoiding Crime in Nicaragua

Mention Nicaragua and you may conjure images of violent coups, sneering guerillas, and cold-blooded drug henchmen. But did you know that it has less violent crime than its neighbours, and in fact, is considered one of t

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Getting Around Nicaragua

 The most authentic way to travel around Nicaragua (and most Central American countries, for that matter) are on the public people movers, nicknamed “chicken buses”. These old, decommissioned American school buses

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almost 5 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Nicaragua

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Malaria

    There is considerable risk of malaria and prophylaxis is recommended. Chloroquine

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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What safety advice would you give to two female travelers going to Nicaragua for a week?

Here's a god place to start WorldNomads.com travel safety hub: http://safety.worldnomads.com/nicaragua Nicaragua is much safer than many of its neighbours an... read more »
10 months ago

Hello,Am planning on visiting Leon 5/14, arriving by air in Managua. Travel options between these cities, costs, safety issues?

Richard, Nicaragua has some challenges in terms of safety.... not impossible, but you need to be wary. Managua to Leon is only 90 kms (60 miles) and takes ab... read more »
over 2 years ago

Is it safe, as a single female, to travel Belize down to Nicaragua?

Phil from the worldnomads.com safety hub here. You'll be travelling through Guatemala, Honduras and/or El Salvador - all nations with very high crime rates. ... read more »
about 3 years ago

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