Stifling Bureaucracy at Airport in Managua

Nicaraguan businessmen are complaining that the procedures that must be undertaken by travelers when entering and leaving the country are excessive and are affecting the image of Nicaragua as a tourist destination.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The business sector claims that in the tourist season excessive formalities have to be completed at the international airport in Managua which cause delays and discomfort to tourists. In particular, they note that officials randomly interrogate passengers, requesting private information.

The president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise, José Adán Aguerri told that "... We are becoming the country with the most immigration documents required for entry and exit. And we must add a new measure. Now not only are they taking pictures as people enter the country, which is what is required, but they are also taking pictures when they leave. "

He added that "... We have already warned the government about the damage they are doing and we do not understand why they persist. We are sending the wrong signals of what is an open country. If we are an open country economically, we must be open to migration and the flow of tourists into the country. "

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