Nicaragua

            

Brief Overview

The national tobacco control law in Nicaragua prohibits the sale, importation and manufacture of objects imitating tobacco products, ie. e-cigarettes. As such, it is currently illegal to bring e-cigarette products into the country, even for personal use.

While many people have apparently had no issue bringing their equipment into the country, a few others have been arrested and subjected to jail time, substantial fines and court fees. We advise that you leave your e-cigarette equipment at home.

There are currently a small number of vape stores to be found in Managua and San Juan del Sur. Due to the laws regarding the sale of e-cigarette products in Nicaragua these have not been listed here.

 Register for updates below as more information should be available shortly.

All Laws & Regulations

Nicaragua became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on July 8, 2008.

Please register for updates below as more information will be available from the embassy shortly.

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.

Relevant Links & Articles

Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/nicaragua/laws

World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/nic.pdf?ua=1

Tobacco Atlas Information: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/country-data/nicaragua/

Please register for updates below as more information will be available from the embassy shortly.

Stay informed: register for updates now
Highly recommended if traveling

Find stores on our map

Top picks in this area