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Nicaragua customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Nicaragua to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Nicaragua make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Nicaragua customs regulations.

Import regulations in Nicaragua

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 21 years and over. One of the following:

  • 400 cigarettes;
  • 25 cigars; or
  • 500 grams of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 21 years and over;
  • 5 litres of alcohol.

Other goods

  • 2kg of confectionary.
  • Personal goods, including clothing, jewelry, medicine, one computer, etc.
  • Goods other than personal goods up to a value of US$2000.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival

  • Weapons and ammunition.
  • Chemical products.
  • Fresh food.
  • Live animals and products of animal origin.
  • Plants and products of plant origin.

For further information, please visit the Nicaragua International Airports Management Company.

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