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Travel Health Notices

Types of Notices

Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

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Current Notices

Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travelers’ health. See below for more information on our travel notice categories.

For country-specific information about Safety and Security, visit the US Department of State Travel Alerts and Warnings page.

For country-specific information about weather conditions, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) International Weather Selector webpage.

For a list of all Zika virus travel notices by region, visit Zika travel information.

 

Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions

  • Updated  Zika Virus in Barbados July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Bonaire July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Federated States of Micronesia July 28, 2016 Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Micronesia. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Aruba July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Curaçao July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in French Guiana July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Panama July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Nicaragua July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Cuba July 28, 2016 Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Dominica July 28, 2016 Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Belize July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Fiji July 28, 2016 Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported from Fiji. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in US Virgin Islands July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Martinique July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Paraguay July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in New Caledonia July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Guadeloupe July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Marshall Islands July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Cape Verde July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in American Samoa July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Mexico July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Samoa July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Puerto Rico July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Saint Martin July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Venezuela July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Guyana July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Guatemala July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Tonga July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Sint Maarten July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Saba July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Costa Rica July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in El Salvador July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Ecuador July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Honduras July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Haiti July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in the Dominican Republic July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Bolivia July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Anguilla July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Papua New Guinea July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Saint Lucia July 28, 2016 Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Argentina July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Tucumán Province, Argentina. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Grenada July 28, 2016 Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Sint Eustatius July 28, 2016 Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Colombia July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Suriname July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Brazil July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Saint Barthelemy July 28, 2016 Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Peru July 28, 2016 Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in Jamaica July 28, 2016 Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  2016 Summer Olympics (Rio 2016) July 27, 2016 The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016. The Paralympic Games is scheduled for September 7 to September 18, 2016. If you plan to travel to Brazil for the Olympics or Paralympics, follow CDC's recommendations to help you stay safe and healthy. Read More >>
  • Updated  Yellow Fever in Angola July 14, 2016 The Ministry of Health in Angola has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Luanda Province. The government of Angola requires all travelers older than 9 months to show proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival. In addition, CDC recommends that all travelers aged 9 months or older be vaccinated against yellow fever. Read More >>
  • Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia June 08, 2016 The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world. If you plan to travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj or Umrah, follow CDC’s recommendations, such as being up-to-date on your vaccines, to help keep you safe and healthy. Read More >>
  • MERS in the Arabian Peninsula May 11, 2016 Cases of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) have been identified in multiple countries in the Arabian Peninsula. There have also been cases in several other countries in travelers who have been to the Arabian Peninsula and, in some instances, their close contacts. Read More >>
  • Polio in Burma (Myanmar) December 21, 2015 Burma has reported 2 cases of vaccine-derived polio, which can develop and circulate in areas with low vaccination coverage where oral polio vaccine (OPV) is used. CDC recommends that all travelers to Burma be fully vaccinated against polio. Read More >>
  • Polio in Nigeria November 16, 2015 According to Global Polio Eradication Initiative, one vaccine-derived poliovirus case was identified in Nigeria in May 2015. CDC recommends that all travelers to Nigeria be fully vaccinated against polio. Read More >>
  • Polio in Madagascar November 03, 2015 According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Madagascar has reported 9 cases of vaccine-derived polio. CDC recommends that all travelers to Madagascar be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults who have been fully vaccinated should receive a single lifetime booster dose of polio vaccine. Read More >>
  • Polio in Ukraine November 03, 2015 According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Ukraine has reported 2 cases of vaccine-derived polio. CDC recommends that all travelers to Ukraine be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults who have been fully vaccinated should receive a single lifetime booster dose of polio vaccine. Read More >>
  • Polio in Laos November 03, 2015 On October 8, 2015, the government of Laos notified the World Health Organization of a case of vaccine-derived polio. CDC recommends that all travelers to Laos be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults who have been fully vaccinated should receive a single lifetime booster dose of polio vaccine. Read More >>
  • Polio in Guinea November 03, 2015 According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Guinea has reported a case of vaccine-derived polio. CDC recommends that all travelers to Guinea be fully vaccinated against polio. In addition, adults who have been fully vaccinated should receive a single lifetime booster dose of polio vaccine. Read More >>

Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

  • Updated  Yellow Fever in Uganda July 14, 2016 The Ministry of Health in Uganda has reported an outbreak of yellow fever. The government of Uganda requires travelers to show proof of yellow fever vaccination if arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever and older than 1 year of age. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all travelers to Uganda aged 9 months or older be vaccinated against yellow fever. Read More >>
  • Updated  Yellow Fever in Democratic Republic of the Congo July 14, 2016 The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported an outbreak of yellow fever. The government of DRC requires all travelers older than 1 year of age to show proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all travelers to DRC aged 9 months or older be vaccinated against yellow fever. Read More >>
  • Measles in Mongolia June 15, 2016 A measles outbreak has been reported in Mongolia. CDC recommends that travelers to Mongolia protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles. Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internationally. Read More >>
  • Measles in Sierra Leone June 15, 2016 An ongoing measles outbreak has been reported in Sierra Leone. CDC recommends that travelers to Sierra Leone protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles. Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internationally. Read More >>
  • Measles in Nigeria June 15, 2016 An ongoing measles outbreak has been reported throughout Nigeria. CDC recommends that travelers to Nigeria protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles. Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internationally. Read More >>
  • Chikungunya in the Pacific Islands June 03, 2016 The Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PacNet) has reported local transmission of chikungunya in several islands in the central and south Pacific Ocean. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Chikungunya in South America May 25, 2016 In December 2013, French Guiana reported locally transmitted cases for the first time in South America. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to the South America protect themselves from mosquito bites. Read More >>
  • Lassa Fever in Nigeria April 14, 2016 Public health authorities in Nigeria have reported an outbreak of Lassa fever. Read More >>
  • Chikungunya in Mexico November 19, 2015 Beginning in October 2014, locally transmitted cases of chikungunya have been reported in Mexico. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in Mexico have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to Mexico protect themselves from chikungunya by preventing mosquito bites. Read More >>
  • Chikungunya in Central America November 19, 2015 In June 2014, El Salvador reported locally transmitted cases for the first time in Central America. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. Local transmission of chikungunya is now being reported in other countries in Central America. CDC recommends that travelers to the Central America protect themselves from mosquito bites. Read More >>
  • Cholera in Tanzania October 30, 2015 CDC recommends that travelers to Tanzania practice good hand washing and follow food and water precautions. Read More >>
  • Chikungunya in Senegal September 18, 2015 CDC recommends that travelers to Senegal protect themselves from chikungunya by preventing mosquito bites. Some travelers may be more likely to get chikungunya, have severe disease, or be at higher risk for chikungunya for other reasons. CDC advises travelers in high-risk groups to discuss their travel plans with their health care provider. Read More >>
  • Chikungunya in the Caribbean May 14, 2015 In December 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported cases of chikungunya in Saint Martin. Additional cases were reported in other islands in the Caribbean. This is the first time that local transmission of chikungunya has been reported in the Americas. CDC recommends that travelers to the Caribbean protect themselves from mosquito bites. Read More >>
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