As protest related violence continues to escalate in Nicaragua, The US State Department is urging anyone planning on traveling to the tropical dictator controlled paradise to reconsider their travel plans.
According to the government site, “Political rallies and demonstrations are occurring daily, often with little notice or predictability. Some protests result in injuries and deaths. Both the Government of Nicaragua and the U.S. Embassy are limited in the assistance they can provide.”
For those of you unfortunate enough to find yourself in the middle of Nicaragua’s current civil unrest, the U.S. State Department has also issued a list of advisories for you, the more useful of which we have re-posted below.
- Move to a safer location if your current location is unsafe.
- If you feel unsafe in Nicaragua, consider arrangements to depart the country.
- Keep a low profile.
- Use caution when walking or driving at night
- Shelter in place if your surrounding area is affected by demonstrations
#3. Log Into Social Media!
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Nicaragua.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
- Read The Costa Rica Post while you contemplate your mortality.
If you’re in Nicaragua, please comment below so everyone will know you aren’t dead.