Nicaragua Security Services

Nicaragua Secure Travel Risk Management and Secure Transportation

ETS Risk Management facilitates executive protection, travel risk management, and secure transportation services in Nicaragua. We have an excellent team of local security personnel that provides a high level of executive protection services in the region.


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Secure Airport Transfers in Managua and Nicaragua

ETS provides secure airport transfers to your hotel through our local security partners.  Our secure transport network consists of highly qualified and experienced security drivers, accompanied with a range of low profile armored vehicles, or luxury non-armored SUVs for your comfort and safety.  ETS also provides English speaking executive protection officers, with excellent understanding of the surrounding areas and culture.

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ETS – Experienced in Nicaragua

ETS provides secure transportation to Fortune 500 companies, high-net-worth clients, and business travelers in the region.  Our local security specialists have a vast amount of experience in the commercial sector, military and law enforcement operations, and management of challenging environments.  ETS Risk Management also provides clients with a complimentary travel security course, via our training wing Explore Secure®.

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Nicaragua Threat Overview

Crime remains a concern for foreign travelers. Current reporting indicates a significant rise in thefts and muggings. Incidents of express kidnappings involving unlicensed taxis have been reported. Pickpockets and thieves operate on public transport and around bus terminals. Many criminals have weapons, and most injuries and deaths have resulted when victims have resisted.

Street crime is prevalent in Managua and other large towns across the country. Foreign visitors experience a significant number of crimes with robbery accounting for 75% of violent crime.

Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) are frequent in Nicaragua, the standard of driving and poor infrastructure exasperates the problem. Driving in cities or towns can be challenging due to unpredictable levels of congestion and unexpected hazards on the roads. Local drivers will frequently ignore traffic signals, indicating a level of carelessness and lack of driving awareness.

If we can help with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

FAQ’s for Secure Travel to Nicaragua

Is Nicaragua safe for business travel?2020-12-14T09:25:57-05:00

Yes, business travel in Nicaragua can be safe, however security measures are often required.  There is a serious risk of crime in Nicaragua, including violent and armed attacks.  Having an increased level of situational awareness is essential, especially if moving around in the evening hours.

Ensure a thorough security plan is in place before travel in Nicaragua.  This should include secure transportation, especially for airport transfers and journeys outside of cities.

Can security be armed in Nicaragua?2024-03-29T06:27:32-04:00

Yes, private security can be armed in Nicaragua. Executive Protection Officers can only deploy with a firearm if they are licensed and trained accordingly.

Can Armored Vehicles be used in Nicaragua?2020-12-14T05:34:27-05:00

Yes, you can utilize armored vehicles in Nicaragua. Armored SUV vehicles should be booked well in-advance to confirm availability.  Here is an article about Armored Vehicle considerations and ratings

Do I need private security when traveling in Nicaragua?2024-03-29T06:22:32-04:00

Private security in Nicaragua is often utilized by business travelers. The risk of being targeted by organized criminals for theft or kidnappings, often result in the use of secure transport services and Executive Protection teams.

Is it safe to travel in Managua?2020-12-14T09:21:32-05:00

Travel in Managua should be done with caution.  There is a high crime rate and foreign visitors are vulnerable.  Following basic safety advice and having confidence in your security plan will significantly reduce the risk.  Visit for more information on travel safety training.

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