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The Republic of Nicaragua

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the Republic of Nicaragua. The Embassy of Bulgaria in the United Mexican States is accredited to the Republic Nicaragua.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the United Mexican States
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 1990, Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, Del. Miguel Hidalg, c.p.11000, México D.F.
Telephone: +52 55 55963283; +52 55 55963295
Fax: +52 55 55963295/108
Emergency mobile out-of-hours hotline: +52 55 55963283
Working hours: Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 16:30
Consular Office: Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 16:30
Information by phone: Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/mexico

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Nicaragua
Mr. Julio César Avilés Aburto
Headquarters: Managua, Consular district: the territory of the entire country
Address: Barrio Bolonia, de Ticabus 3 1/2 C. al Sur, frente a Casa Nazareth,
Managua, Nicaragua
Telephone: +505 2266 9684, +505 2532 2231
Fax: +505 2268 3427

General information

Security level:
Public security in the country is within normal limits. It is recommended to carry a copy of your ID document and a minimum sum of money while in the country. Taking a taxi from the street, visiting outlying districts, and travelling at night are not recommended.

Consumption of bottled water is recommended. Buying food from street vendors should be avoided. Eating fresh fruit and vegetables should be only after they have been well washed. Malaria and cholera epidemics occur periodically. The possibility of dengue infection is high throughout the country.

Recommended vaccines and personal hygiene advice:
Yellow fever (for persons entering Nicaragua from another Latin American country), poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella, and against mumps in children under five years of age.
When walking outdoors, wear light clothing that covers the entire body to avoid mosquito bites as much as possible.
Since the beginning of the year, the countries of Central America (Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) and the southern states of Mexico (Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo) have seen a sharp increase in the number of people infected with Dengue disease, which is transmitted after mosquito bites.
Some of the main symptoms of dengue are high fever, dizziness, vomiting, rash and weakness. With complications, especially in children, blood begins to flow from the nose, constant vomiting, red eyes, urination of blood and mental deviations are observed. In the presence of the above symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.
The situation is most serious in Honduras, where a Dengue epidemic is occurring in 12 districts of the country.
In order to avoid possible infection with the disease, Bulgarian citizens travelling in the region should take all possible measures to prevent mosquito bites, such as wearing body covering clothing, using mosquito repellents and nets, avoiding places with a higher risk of contracting the disease.

Specifics of the legislation:
Possession and use of drugs is prosecuted by law.

Practical advice and recommendations :

With regard to the political instability in Nicaragua, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that our Embassy in Mexico, which is also accredited to Nicaragua, is monitoring the situation and is ready to assist the Bulgarian citizens. So far, there is no information about any compatriots or their property injured in the riots. Our Embassy in Mexico, as well as the Honorary Consul of our country in Managua are available around the clock at the following numbers:
1. Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Mexican States: +52 55 5596 3283 and +52 55 5596 3293
2. Julio César Avilés Aburto, Honorary Consul of Bulgaria in Nicaragua: +505 2266 9684 and +505 2532 2231.
We recommend to all our compatriots in Nicaragua to:
- stock up on food, water and essential medicines and, if possible, to limit their movements in the country;
- carry a valid identity document at all times;
- keep themselves informed about the situation through the mass media;
- use the information on the current situation in Nicaragua published on the website of the Bulgarian Embassy in Mexico http://www.mfa.bg/embassies/mexico, as well as on the Facebook page of our Embassy in Mexico https://www.facebook.com/mexico.bgembassy/.
- take the utmost account of the additional security measures being introduced and to strictly follow the recommendations of the local authorities in this respect;
- register in the electronic system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
If evacuation is necessary:
- to inform our Embassy in Mexico, the Honorary Consul of Bulgaria in Nicaragua or the nearest embassy of a member state of the European Union in Managua about their wish by phone or through social networks.

German Embassy in Nicaragua:
Address: Carretera a Masaya km 5, del Colegio Teresiano 1 c. al sur, 1 c. abajo Calle Erasmus de Rotterdam, Managua
E-mail: [email protected] 
Website: https://managua.diplo.de/ 
Telephone.: +505 22 55 69 20, +505 22 55 69 21, +505 22 55 69 22

Embassy of France in Nicaragua:
Address: De la iglesia del Carmen 1 c. 1/2 abajo, Managua
Telephone: (00 505) 22 64 89 70
Website: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/nicaragua/france-and-nicaragua/

Embassy of Spain in Nicaragua:
Address: Avda Central, Las Colinas, n. 13 – Managua
Website: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/MANAGUA/es/Embajada/Paginas/inicio.aspx 
Telephone: (+505) 22 76 09 66 /67 /68 (+505) 8810 2630

Embassy of Italy in Nicaragua:
Address: Rotonda Güegüense, 1 Cuadra al Norte, 1/2 al Oeste 1c. al Lago 20 vrs. Abajo
Website: https://ambmanagua.esteri.it/ambasciata_managua/it/ 
Telephone: (+505) 22 66 64 86, (+505) 22 66 29 61

Drink only bottled water. Do not consume food from street vendors. Consume fresh fruit and vegetables only after thoroughly washing them with water. When walking outdoors, wear light clothing that covers the whole body to avoid insect bites.

Local currency:
Nicaraguan Cordoba (NIO). It is possible to exchange dollars and euro at bank offices or exchange bureaus in the country. It is not recommended to exchange large amounts of currency.

The climate is tropical, with well-defined dry (summer) and rainy (winter) seasons. The dry season lasts from January to May. The rainy season starts in June and lasts until the end of November. The country is experiencing increased seismic activity.

Travel papers and visas

A travel document is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the last day of stay in the country. Bulgarian citizens can stay in the country without a visa for a period of up to 90 days. The stay can be extended on the spot by the migration authorities for up to 30 days.

When entering the country by plane, an entry fee of USD 5 and an exit fee of USD 32 is payable.

For further information and assistance on visa and other matters, Bulgarian citizens can contact the following telephone numbers and e-mail addresses:

Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua in Rome (accredited to Bulgaria)
Address: 00198 Roma, Via Brescia, 16
Telephone: +39 06 841 46 93, 841 34 71
Fax: 853 04 079
Working hours: 09:00 – 13:00
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua in Austria
Address: Ebendorferstraße 10-3-12, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 1 403 1838; +43 1 403 1839
Fax: +43 1 4032752
E-mail: [email protected]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua - Consular Affairs: Telephone: +505 244 8000; +505 244 8007; +505 244 8002; +505 244 8085; +505 244 8010; +505 244 8086

Travelling of children:
In case of children travelling with you accompanied by only one parent or unaccompanied, a document from the parents certifying their consent to the child’s travel should be necessarily drawn up.

Competitive service

Issuance of identity documents:
Bulgarian citizens residing in Nicaragua, wishing to renew their Bulgarian identity documents — passport, identity card, driving licence or to be issued an Emergency Travel Document can do so by submitting an application at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico. Upon acceptance of applications for Bulgarian identity documents, biometric data is taken, which requires the applicants to be present in person.
In case of emergency (such as a stolen or lost passport), Bulgarian citizens can seek on-the-spot assistance from a diplomatic mission of an EU Member State to obtain an Emergency Travel Document. For the issuance of an Emergency Travel Document to return to Bulgaria in case of lost/stolen documents, a report from the police stating the relevant circumstances must be presented (theft, burglary, robbery, etc.)., as well as the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico should be notified.

Certifications and legalizations:
Nicaragua is not a party to the Hague Convention for certifying public documents with an Apostille. The procedure for the certification and legalization of documents from Nicaragua intended for the Republic of Bulgaria is the following:
-The document shall be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua;
-This is followed by a certification of the Embassy of Mexico in Nicaragua;
-The document so certified shall be certified by the Secretariat for External Relations (MFA) of Mexico;
-Certification by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico, accredited to Nicaragua.

Procedure for the authentication of documents from the Republic of Bulgaria to be used in the territory of Nicaragua:
-certification by the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
-the document so processed is certified by the Embassy of Mexico in Budapest, responsible for the Republic of Bulgaria;
-The document so certified shall be certified by the Secretariat for External Relations (MFA) of Mexico;
-certification by the Consular Office of the Embassy of Nicaragua in Mexico.

The documents so executed shall be accompanied by a translation certified in accordance with the prescribed procedure.

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