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Risk / Health Info for Nicaragua

If you are travelling to Nicaragua, vaccinations are recommended. Private hospitals in Nicaragua are better equipped than the public hospitals.

Dengue fever in Nicaragua
There have been cases of the mosquito-borne virus dengue fever in Nicaragua. Dengue fever is also known as breakbone fever because of the severe bone, joint and muscular pains it causes, in addition to flu-like fever and headache. There is no vaccine for dengue fever. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Sleeping with mosquito nets is also recommended.
Malaria in Nicaragua
Malaria prophylaxis will be required for some parts of Nicaragua at certain times of year. There is no malaria vaccine, but there are anti-malaria drugs that should be taken before, during and after travelling to certain at-risk countries. Speak with your healthcare provider six weeks before your trip, as not all prophylaxis regimes are appropriate for all regions and all individuals.
Zika in Nicaragua
Global Affairs Canada has issued a warning about the risk of contracting Zika in Nicaragua. Zika is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, and infection during pregnancy has been linked to birth defects. Women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant should take advice before travelling to Nicaragua. Zika symptoms include rash, itch, mild fever, headache, red eyes, muscle and joint pains. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Mosquito nets and air conditioning should be used when sleeping.
Chikungunya virus in Nicaragua
Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported in Nicaragua. It is spread by day-biting mosquitoes and you can guard against infection by covering up and using mosquito repellents. Infection results in joint pains, fever, rash and headache. It clears up after a few days, but some patients are left with swollen and painful joints for weeks or even years afterwards.

Covid-19 Testing for Nicaragua

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Recommended Vaccines for Nicaragua

Vaccine NameCourse
Hepatitis A2 Doses
Hepatitis A and typhoid (combined)1 Dose
Hepatitis A (paediatric)1 Dose
Malaria prophylaxis
Typhoid1 Dose
Typhoid (oral)1 Dose
This is a general list of travel vaccinations and immunisations for Nicaragua. Specific vaccines can only be determined after appointment with our travel nurse.

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About Nicaragua

Nicaragua has a Caribbean coastline and a Pacific coastline that is studded with volcanoes. It has great biodiversity and rainforest covers much of the land.

top Tips for travelling to Nicaragua

Visit the northern highlands to see coffee growing and to visit the cigar factory at Esteli. Nicaraguan rum is a good souvenir: Flor de Caña is a respectable brand. There is surfing on the Southern Pacific coast. Visit Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve, an ancient caldera lake that can be explored by kayak.