Commercial flights to Nicaragua are currently operating, here is the basic information you should know to start planning your trip:
Avianca Airlines has resumed their commercial flights to Nicaragua with departures from the US cities of New York, Washington D.C, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These flights will have a brief layover in San Salvador before arriving to Nicaragua. There are also direct flights to Managua from Miami.
Most importantly, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health is requiring all travelers to produce a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours prior to entering the country. These test results must be emailed to Avianca no less than 36 hours before the flights departure. The original test results need to be presented to Avianca on your day of travel as well.
An additional travel option is to fly to Costa Rica where you are allowed to layover for 24 hours and take a chartered flight from San Jose to Managua.
Although options are still somewhat limited we are thrilled that there are now more choices for those looking to get to Nicaragua immediately. We expect that more airlines will resume travel in the upcoming months.
Lastly, as discussed in our previous update, private chartered flights are still available. The most popular and cost efficient departures are from Florida, Texas, and Mexico; with prices starting around $2,250 USD one way per person on an eight passenger plane. If you need assistance organizing a chartered flight please let us know.
We’ll see you soon at the beach!