Travel advice & precautions

What you need to know beforehand

Travel advice & precautions

When you’re travelling to Nicaragua you must take certain safety precautions in order to stay healthy.


Tap water in the major cities is generally safe to drink, however if you are not a native Nicaraguan, you may get sick the first time if you drink tap water. It’s recommended to drink bottled water, boil water or buy a filter to stay safe.

Health risks

In certain areas there is a risk of malaria, especially during rainy season. When travelling to these areas malaria pills are recommended.


It’s recommended to check the Center for Disease Control and Prevention  to see what vaccinations are needed, but generally speaking you should make sure you're up to date on routine vaccinations including:

  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
  • Diphtheria- tetanus-pertussis
  • Chickenpox
  • Polio
  • Flu shots

In addition, you should get vaccinated for:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Yellow fever
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid

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