Nicaragua visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Nicaraguan Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Zimbabwe can obtain a visa upon their arrival at any international airport and land borders in Nicaragua.
  • This visa allows nationals of Zimbabwe to stay in Nicaragua for a duration of 30 days. Staying beyond the validity date will attract a fine.
  • Tourists who wish to stay beyond the 30-day validity should apply for an extension at any immigration office in Nicaragua for up to 90 days at 500 cordobas for every 30 days. 
  • Intending visitors will be required to provide a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Nicaragua. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • The importation of local and foreign currency amounting to over $10,000 must be declared on arrival into Nicaragua. 
  • Visitors below the age of 18 must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Tourists will be required to provide proof of sufficient funds to spend during their stay in Nicaragua.
  • Tanzanians exiting Nicaragua are required to pay an airport departure tax of $35.
  • A detailed printed itinerary of your time in Nicaragua and a confirmation of accommodation, preferably a hotel reservation during your stay in the country.
  • Intending visitors can get to Nicaragua from any international airport in Tanzania. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • British Airways, South African Airways, KLM, and Avianca are some of the carriers that fly from Zimbabwe to Nicaragua.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Managua, Nicaragua is 1 day, 4 hours and from Bulawayo, it is 1 day, 8 hours.
  • Nicaragua has a subtropical climate. It has two distinct climates, the rainy season lasts from mid-May to mid-November, the dry season lasts from mid-November to the end of May, with May being the hottest and driest month.
  • The Nicaraguan Córdoba is the official currency in Nicaragua. The US Dollars can be used at hotels, airlines and for travel agents. Visitors are advised to exchange their foreign currencies at banks and other exchange outlets.
  • The official language of Nicaragua is Spanish, it is also the most spoken language in the country, however, there are other various indigenous languages.
  • Christianity is the dominant religion in Nicaragua, precisely Roman Catholicism. Islam and Jews are other religions present in the country.
  • Gallo pinto, desayuno nica, nacatamales, quesillo and rondón are some of the dishes tourists can try in Nicaragua.
  • Pearl Lagoon, Little Corn Island, Somoto Canyon and  Las Peñitas are some of the many tourist destinations Mauritians can visit in Nicaragua.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $50 per day for daily expenses.
  • Nicaragua uses the Central Standard Time (GMT-6), which puts Zimbabwe eight hours ahead of Nicaragua.
  • The power and socket plug used in Nicaragua are of Type  A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • The major vehicles used for transportation in Nicaragua include Buses, ferries and moto-taxis.
  • Tourists are advised to exercise caution when in congested areas and pay particular attention to personal belongings while in crowded areas and while travelling on public transportation in Nicaragua.

Frequently Asked Questions


How many languages are spoken in Nicaragua?

 The official language of Nicaragua is Spanish. In the past, nine other languages were spoken in Nicaragua. However, only seven of these are currently considered living languages and the remaining three are now extinct.


When is the best time to visit Nicaragua?

The best time to visit Nicaragua is during the dry season, between December and April. During this period, the weather is pleasantly warm and there will be little to no rain.


Is Nicaragua safe for tourist visit?

Nicaragua is a very safe country to visit. It has a low crime rate, especially those done against tourists. Nevertheless, tourists are advised to take necessary precautions while in the country.


Does Nicaragua use US dollars?

The Nicaraguan currency is the Córdoba (C), but most establishments accept payment in US dollars. Most major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, and stores in both urban and tourist areas.