After announcing the regime of Daniel Ortega, through the Ministry of Health (Minsa), which eliminated the requirement of the negative RT-PCR test certificate for covid-19 to enter the country, and now the card must be shown that certifies the complete vaccination scheme against SARS-CoV-2, the institution shared an “explanatory note” this Friday that explains the conditions of this new requirement.
Points to consider:
1-Any person who enters the country from the different border posts —air, land or sea— of the country, will be asked for the complete vaccination schedule, regardless of the year of its application.
two-All vaccines that have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as those registered in the country, are accepted. These are: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Covishield, Soberana II, Abdala, Sinopharm and Coviram.
3-The complete scheme to which the Minsa refers is due to two doses, these can be of the same vaccine or combined. In the case of Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson, the only dose will be accepted.
4-The person may present the vaccination card or certificate, which certifies the complete scheme, in physical or digital form upon entering the country.
5-People or children who have not been vaccinated or who do not have their complete schedule must present a negative PCR test to enter the country.
Nicaragua was the only country in the region that still required a negative covid-19 test to enter the national territory. The most recent case was the Government of Guatemala, which in March of this year eliminated this requirement.
This immigration requirement was imposed by the regime in July 2020. During these two years of pandemic, the regime maintains the PCR tests centralized and these are only intended for travelers. The cost is 150 dollars.