Nicaragua Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import of:
- 500 grams of tobacco or 200 cigarettes;
- 5 liters of alcoholic liquor;
- 5 bottles of perfume (max. 100 milliliters/each perfume);
- canned/sealed meat/food if it is cooked.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Import license required for firearms and hunting arms.

Export regulations::

No restrictions, except gold, gold coins and archaeological objects which may not be exported.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian good health and a rabies vaccination certificate, issued at the point of origin.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Nicaragua.

Airport Embarkation Tax

Departure Tax of USD 35.- is levied on passengers leaving Nicaragua.
Place of payment: airport of departure (if not already included in ticket)
1. Transit passengers staying less than 8 hours and not leaving the airport.
2. Children under 2 years of age.
3. Holders of a “tax exemption” card issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
4. Diplomatic passport holders being nationals of Argentina, Costa Rica, France, Mexico and Ecuador.

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Nicaraguan Córdoba-NIO) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Nicaraguan Córdoba-NIO) and foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Passport, Visa & Health advice

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.

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