To enter Nicaragua, every visitor must have a passport valid for at least the next six months.
Citizens of countries with which Nicaragua has a "libre visado" agreement may stay for up to 90 days with only a tourist visa purchased upon entry at the airport or border. These countries include Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and USA. Citizens of Australia, Canada and New Zealand do not need visas either but are permitted only a 30 day stay. Visitors from all of these countries are issued a tourist card for US$5 upon arrival. Stay can be extended while in the country.
According to the Nicaragua Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website, citizens of
the following countries need to obtain a visa before coming to Nicaragua:
Lebanon, Libya, Liberia, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Mali, Mozambique,
Palestine, Pakistan, Perú, Popular Republic of China, Popular Republic of Korea,
Romania, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Syria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Ukraine, Vietnam,
For more information you can check www.cancilleria.gob.ni, Spanish text only.