Citizens of Canada must be in possession of a tourist card, which is usually obtained at a port of entry for a US$10 fee, payable in cash. The tourist card allows travel within the C-4 countries Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala – for a period of up to 90 days.
Nicaragua tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 30 days.
Good news if
tourist visa is the correct choice for the purpose of your trip to Nicaragua.
Start with "What visa type do I need?" question right above the tabs on the left and review corresponding requirements. If you have any doubts, please contact our customer service.
, what's next?
Check the current validity of your passport.
All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Nicaragua. However, we strongly recommend traveling with 6 months validity on your passport at all times. Citizens of Canada can refer to www.passport.gc.ca for forms and instructions for new passport applications and Canadian passport renewals.
Make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.
Most destinations, including Nicaragua, require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visas section of your passport before any international travel. Canadian citizens can get extra passport pages added to their passports at www.passport.gc.ca.
Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.
Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Nicaragua. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country.