Nicaragua has been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels seal, for its effective and successful application of Tourism Biosafety Protocols in the context of COVID-19, which have been jointly prepared and implemented by the public and private sectors.
Minister of Tourism Anasha Campbell, said: “Nicaragua promotes Responsible, Sustainable, Inclusive and Accessible Tourism for all. Our priority is the Health and Wellbeing of all visitors and our people”.
This comes in the context of the Nicaraguan Government's ongoing efforts for the reactivation of the tourism sector, and its strategic response to the pandemic (resulting in the lowest number of infections and deaths, and highest recovery rate in the region) whilst keeping all its borders open, under rigorous safety protocols. This showcases the country’s commitment to working with local, regional and international stakeholders to support the promotion of Nicaragua and Central America, to facilitate the return to international tourism as soon as safely possible.
As such, international flights to Managua were restored last autumn and the country led a proposal, in its capacity as holder of the Pro-Tempore Presidency of the Central American Integration System (SICA), for the alignment of regional biosecurity protocols, to facilitate multi-destination travel.