Requirements for Nicaraguans

ETIAS requirements for Nicaragua citizens

Thanks to the authorisation ETIAS Italy for Nicaraguans, citizens of Nicaragua will soon be able to obtain an electronic permit to travel to Italy completely online.

ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) will go live at the end of 2022, making it easier for the countries in the Schengen areas to assist and check foreign visitors more easily.

ETIAS comes with its own requirements that Nicaraguans travelling to Italy must meet at the time of application and throughout their holiday in Europe. This page includes important information regarding the ETIAS Italy requirements for Nicaraguans so that applicants can fill out their request and receive their authorisation without delays.

In order to obtain an ETIAS authorisation for Italy and travel to the Bel Paese visa-free, Nicaraguans must make sure to hold the following:

  • A valid Nicaraguan passport
  • An active email address
  • A credit or debit card authorised for online purchases

Moreover, Nicaraguan visitors should note that they are allowed to enter Italy and the rest of the Schengen Area with ETIAS for the below travel purposes:

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Transit

Those who wish to relocate to Italy for work, for example, will need a relevant type of Italian visa.

Personal information for the ETIAS Italy

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When filling out the application for the ETIAS Italy for Nicaraguans, visitors will find a series of mandatory questions that must be answered in full and accurately. These may cover:

  • Personal information: full name, date and place of birth, nationality
  • Contact information: email address, home address
  • Reason(s) for travel and travel plans

Moreover, the form may include questions regarding the traveller’s health and past criminal convictions.

The data provided by applicants will be securely stored in accordance with the highest standards of data protection. Access to this data is strictly limited: only cleared staff such as law enforcement can access it and only for the purposes covered by ETIAS.

Data will remain stored only for the ETIAS period of validity or for 5 years from the last decision to refuse, revoke or annul the travel authorisation.

What documents do I need for the ETIAS Italy?

The supporting documentation required to apply for ETIAS Italy from Nicaragua is minimal.

Nicaraguans need to provide:

  • The ETIAS application form, completed in all of its parts as accurately as possible
  • A copy of their valid Nicaraguan passport
  • Details of their credit or debit card in order to pay for the ETIAS application fee
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The passport must have been issued by the Nicaraguan authorities. Only biometric passports will be accepted. Moreover, the passport’s validity must at least match the entire time the traveller will spend in Italy (i.e. 3 months.)

Further documents may be required of some visitors depending on their specific circumstances.

Medical info for Nicaragua citizens

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Italy and the rest of the Schengen Area are highly developed territories with a modern and efficient healthcare system. Nicaraguan nationals can rest assured that they will be able to access fast and high-quality medical attention should it be required. Pharmacies, medical centres, and hospitals are widely available throughout the national territory.

Although Italy’s healthcare system is public and free for all EU citizens, non-EU nationals are not covered. This means that Nicaraguans may have to pay for the medical expenses they incur while in Italy and in the rest of the Schengen zone.

That is why getting health insurance coverage may be wise when planning a trip from Nicaragua to Italy to ensure a safe and hassle-free time abroad.

Food and water are generally safe to consume in Italy and there are no specific vaccinations Nicaraguans should get before visiting the country. However, it is important to check with a physician before leaving.

The emergency phone number for Italy is 112. By dialling this number, both locals and visitors can call an ambulance or get in touch with the police and fire department.

ETIAS Italy benefits for Nicaraguan citizens

Thanks to ETIAS, Nicaraguans will be able to enter Italy and the Schengen Area visa-free. That is because ETIAS is not a visa but rather an electronic authorisation system aimed at:

  • Making Europe safer thanks to better document checks and better control of third-country nationals entering the area
  • Streamlining checks, noticeably reducing waiting times and queues at the border for visitors

ETIAS allows Nicaraguans to travel to Italy and the rest of the Schengen Zone for up to 90 days (3 months) at a time within a 180-day period. It is a multiple-entry permit, meaning that Nicaraguans can enjoy as many trips to Italy as they wish throughout the validity of their ETIAS (as long as each visit does not exceed 3 months within 180 days.)

The validity of ETIAS is of 3 years. ETIAS is not renewable so after the 3 years are up, Nicaraguans will need to apply for a new authorisation. Should the passport expire before the ETIAS does, the traveller will need to apply for a new ETIAS once their new passport is issued.

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Origin Embassy
Embassy of Italy in Nicaragua
Reparto Bolonia, Rotonda Güegüense, 1 Cuadra al Norte, 1/2 al Oeste, 1c. al Lago 20 vrs. A bajo., P.O. Box: 2092, Managua 12019, Nicaragua
(+505) 22 66 4319
Destination Embassy
Embassy of Nicaragua in Italy
Via Ruffini, 2a int.7 00195 Rome, Italy
(+39) 06 326 28 655