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Nicaragua is a fascinating country, with an intriguing culture, interesting people and spectacular natural features. A trip to Nicaragua will be unforgettable!

On December 31, 2006 the U.S. government will initiate the beginning of new passport requirements for U.S. citizens traveling in the Western Hemisphere. By December 31, 2007, all U.S. citizens will be expected to depart and enter the United States on a valid passport that establishes identity and U.S. citizenship. This means that:

A valid passport is required to enter Nicaragua.

U.S. citizens must have an onward or return ticket and evidence of sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay.

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens; however, a tourist card must be purchased ($5.00) upon arrival (tourist cards are typically issued for 30 to 90 days).

A valid entry stamp is required to exit Nicaragua.

Pay attention to the authorized stay that will be written into your entry stamp by the immigration inspector. Visitors remaining more than the authorized time must obtain an extension from Nicaraguan Immigration. Failure to do so can result in a fine.

There is also a $32 departure tax, the payment of which may or may not be included in your ticket. If not, payment can be made at the ticket counter.

Now, you’re ready to fly to Nicaragua!

Your main destination should be Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. From there you can hop to any other location. There are several airlines flying into Nicaragua: American, LACSA, Iberia, Continental, Aviateca, Grupo Taca or Delta, (which by the way offers great fares on daily non-stops from Atlanta). NICA Airlines also has good fares and fly’s direct out of Miami.

Although hundreds of passengers travel daily on domestic flights within Nicaragua to such cities as Granada, Leon, Rivas, Montelimar, Bluefields, Jinotega, Tipitapa, and other Nicaraguan cities without incident, domestic air operations have been labeled as Category II which means that these flights use minimal safety equipment, little boarding security and often small, uncontrolled airstrips outside of Managua.

There are great deals to be had when flying to Nicaragua. But keep in mind the best time to fly: The “wet season” lasts from May to November and the “dry season” from December to mid-May.

Our Travel Links on Nicaragua.com will point in the right direction for deals and accommodations!