Like every country, Nicaragua has been impacted by the viral pandemic. Unlike most countries though, Nicaragua has chosen to remain open while encouraging businesses and individuals to practice prudent health practices. Wash your hands, maintain social distancing, wear a mask and generally take care of yourself and be aware of your friends and neighbors health and how your behavior can impact it.
Recently, some airlines have begun to fly to and from the International Airport in Managua. Tourism is gradually returning to Nicaragua. Close to the airport is a Covid testing center that provides same day results in an efficient and orderly manner for international travelers.
Good news too, there is becoming an increasing availability of vaccines in Nicaragua in general and, here on the Corn Islands the Ministry of Health was passing out shots just the other day.
Other than a dramatic drop in tourism and its related stress that has been placed on the people of the islands, island life has been largely carrying on the same.
The Corn Islands have been especially blessed since almost everything is outside and have been relatively unimpacted by the consequences from having to “live indoors”.
For tourists in these odd times, the Corn Islands may be one of the best places in the world to “get away from it all”.
We know you deserve a break . . . we hope you come take one here 🙂
To provide some perspective, please see the chart below. Homicide statistics for U.S. cities and other countries with a population of 250,000 or greater are provided and rates are based on cases per 100,000 people for all of calendar year 2014.
We hope to see you here. If you like remote tropical islands and quiet third world travel experiences we believe you can find that now in Nicaragua.