NICARAGUA

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GENERAL DATA

Poverty rate:

35%

out of the total population.

MIGRATION DATA

  • Sending country: About 680,000 Nicaraguans, or 11% of the population, reside abroad mainly in the US. (44%), Costa Rica (43%), and Spain (4%). 

  • Destination country: Around 43,000 immigrants or 0.65% of the total population live in Nicaragua. The main countries of origin are Honduras (31%), Costa Rica (27%), and the US (9%).

  • Transit country: migrants from Central American, Caribbean, South American, Asian, and African countries  transit Nicaragua en route to the US.   

IMPACT BY COVID-19

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* daily data update

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STATE MEASURES 

  • As of December 2020, the Nicaraguan consulates do not attend to visa applications.

  • The country's land borders are closed to tourists, only fellow citizens and residents who have proven their immigration status and have health insurance are admitted. In order to enter and leave the country, travelers must show a negative PCR test.  

  • Se dio una prórroga para validar carnet de refugio de nicaragüenses en Costa Rica hasta finalizar el mes de enero del 2021.

  • An extension was given for Nicaraguans in Costa Rica to validate their refugee cards until the end of January 2021.

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