Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In

Nicaragua Expat Forum

Where to obtain a RT-PCR Covid test with guaranteed results in 24 hours?

New Topic Newest First
Btranquilo22
5/11/2021 21:01 EST

I am helping someone plan a trip into and out of Managua. Avianca airlines is, as far as I know, the only airline that is flying from the US and into Nicaragua and return. In order to fly out of Managua on Avianca it is necessary to have RT-PCR Covid Test with guaranteed results sent within 24 hours of the test. This is necessary to meet the requirements of not being tested more than 24 hours before departure and having to submit the results in a PDF format no less than 36 hours of departure. OK, that is what is required. But does anyone know where this type of Covid test and the 24 hour result is given? This test is not the normal Covid test but is the test required for nearly all international flying these days. Thanks in advance for this - the Avianca website provides the information for every nation they fly in and out of except for Nicaragua.

JustSomeGuy
5/12/2021 13:17 EST

When last I checked there was only one place in Nicaragua to get a PCR test.

https://ni.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2-2-2-2/

“All testing in Nicaragua is carried out at the National Center for Diagnosis and Reference (CNDR) from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Test results are returned the same day between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.”


https://www.avianca.com/us/en/about-us/news-center/avianca-news/requirements-travelers-nicaragua/

They state clearly that you must have a PCR test to fly into Nicaragua.
I can not find a requirement to have any type of test to fly out of Nicaragua on Avianca. They do not list a test in the list of requirements they give on that page. However, to enter the USA one was required to have a covid test within 72 hours of the flight or arrival, I don’t recall which. A half hour rapid test was allowed to meet the USA entry requirement.

Traveling Mailbox

Moving to Nicaragua soon? Our partner, Traveling Mailbox, serves thousands of travelers, expats, digital nomads, businesses, individuals and others in over 47 Countries by scanning their postal mail so they can view it online anywhere in the world. They provide customer service 7 days a week so if you need assistance, it is just a phone call away. Traveling Mailbox works with Evernote, Bill.com and Dropbox. And, there are Traveling Mailbox apps available for iOS and Android devices.

Learn More LEARN MORE

Traveling Mailbox

Moving to Nicaragua soon? Our partner, Traveling Mailbox, serves thousands of travelers, expats, digital nomads, businesses, individuals and others in over 47 Countries by scanning their postal mail so they can view it online anywhere in the world. They provide customer service 7 days a week so if you need assistance, it is just a phone call away. Traveling Mailbox works with Evernote, Bill.com and Dropbox. And, there are Traveling Mailbox apps available for iOS and Android devices.

Learn More LEARN MORE

KeyWestPirate
5/12/2021 16:10 EST

Does your friend REALLY want to fly to Managua ???
My wife flew to the US from Liberia a month ago. Liberia is less than two hours from the NicaBorder. She flew United,, a scheduled flight, not a charter. All flights to CR are very cheap right now, and just about all airlines have resumed flying scheduled routes. Ticos are welcoming, they want your presence and your business.

Test to enter US was available at the Liberia airport,, the morning of her flight,, two hour turn. She paid $60

Coming back this weekend,, she flies into Liberia, overnights, and takes the bus north, less than two hours, less than $5, to the border.

Covid tests are free in the US now,, she is getting both an Antigen and PCR (free, remember) for her re-entry into Nicaragua. CR does not require a test.

She will have both her vaccinations as well,, but . . . . . .

We have entered Nicaragua at the northern borders twice with just an Antigen test within the last six months. No one said a word.

But, you are entering the Twilight Zone, where things change at the whim of whoever is processing your entry,, and there is no recourse. Think East Germany in the 60's, same attitudes.

Btranquilo22
5/12/2021 19:53 EST

Wel,l, a bit late to change plans. My friend is flying from Miami to Managua with her 20 month old daughter, coming from California to Miami and overnight and then on to Managua. PCR test in CA prior to flying for her and the infant, coming to Nic to take her 9 year old daughter to the US - the daughter just received her immigrant visa. So all three of the will need the PCR test in Nicaragua in order to fly on the Avianca flight out of Managua into Miami. I am simply trying to find out where to obtain the PCR Covid test in Managua with a guaranteed 24 hour test result.

Traveling MailboxInternational Mail Forwarding

View Your Postal Mail Online Anywhere!
LEARN MORE

Traveling MailboxInternational Mail Forwarding

View Your Postal Mail Online Anywhere!
LEARN MORE

Living in Nicaragua GuideLiving in Nicaragua Guide

Did you know that lots of homes in Nicaragua don't have hot water? Did you know that it's very easy to meet other expats in Nicaragua? Expats share their tips for living in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Forum Nicaragua Forum
Join our Nicaragua forum to meet other expats and talk about living in Nicaragua.

Contribute to Nicaragua Network Contribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Nicaragua.

Best Places to Live in Nicaragua Best Places to Live in Nicaragua

Expats discuss the best places to retire in Nicaragua. From upscale communities on the Emerald Coast to the beautiful city of Granada, Nicaragua is no longer just a haven for surfers.

Healthcare in NicaraguaHealthcare in Nicaragua

Expats living in Nicaragua discuss health insurance and quality of medical care in Nicaragua. Additional topics include health insurance for 65+, in-home nursing care, prescription medicines and more.

Cost of Living in NicaraguaCost of Living in Nicaragua

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Nicaragua.

Moving to NicaraguaMoving to Nicaragua Guide

If you're thinking about moving to Nicaragua, you must read these 13 things to know before moving to Nicaragua. Expats offer realistic and honest advice about cost of living, learning the language, poverty, renting vs.

Real Estate in NicaraguaReal Estate in Nicaragua

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Nicaragua.

Pros Cons of Living in NicaraguaPros & Cons of Living in Nicaragua

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Nicaragua.

Retiring in NicaraguaRetiring in Nicaragua

Advice for people retiring in Nicaragua.

Traveling MailboxInternational Mail Forwarding

View Your Postal Mail Online Anywhere!
LEARN MORE

Traveling MailboxInternational Mail Forwarding

View Your Postal Mail Online Anywhere!
LEARN MORE

Contribute to Nicaragua Network Contribute
Help others in Nicaragua by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Nicaragua.

William Russell Health Insurance
William Russell Health Insurance

Guides to Cities in Nicaragua
Granada Leon Managua
Country Resources
Health Insurance Moving & Shipping More Resources

Copyright 1997-2022 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal