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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

  • New  Zika Virus in Montserrat November 21, 2016 Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes in Montserrat are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Zika Virus in The Bahamas November 18, 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 >>
  • New  Zika Virus in Palau November 16, 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 November 04, 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  Polio in Nigeria November 02, 2016 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Aruba October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in French Guiana October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in New Caledonia October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in American Samoa October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Bonaire October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Curaçao October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Cape Verde October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Martinique October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Ecuador October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Argentina October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Marshall Islands October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Paraguay October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Puerto Rico October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Guadeloupe October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Sint Maarten October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Tonga October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in US Virgin Islands October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Samoa October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Saint Martin October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Colombia October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Bolivia October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Barbados October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Suriname October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Brazil October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Costa Rica October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in the Dominican Republic October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in El Salvador October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Guatemala October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Guyana October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Haiti October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Honduras October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Jamaica October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Nicaragua October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Venezuela October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Cuba October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Panama October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Dominica October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Federated States of Micronesia October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Fiji October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Belize October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Peru October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Saint Barthelemy October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in the British Virgin Islands October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Papua New Guinea October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Anguilla October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Sint Eustatius October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Grenada October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Antigua and Barbuda October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Turks and Caicos Islands October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Saint Lucia October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Saba October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Singapore October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Saint Kitts and Nevis October 17, 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 >>
  • Zika Virus in Cayman Islands October 17, 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 >>
  • Yellow Fever in Angola August 19, 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 >>
  • 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 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 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 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 >>
  • 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 >>

Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

  • New  Measles in Romania November 10, 2016 A measles outbreak has been reported in Romania. CDC recommends that travelers to Romania protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles, particularly infants 6–11 months of age (1 dose of measles vaccine) and children 12 months of age or older (2 doses of measles vaccine). 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 Central America November 07, 2016 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 >>
  • Updated  Chikungunya in South America November 07, 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 >>
  • Updated  Chikungunya in the Caribbean November 07, 2016 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 >>
  • Updated  Chikungunya in Fiji November 07, 2016 The Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PacNet) has reported local transmission of chikungunya in Fiji. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. Read More >>
  • Updated  Chikungunya in Mexico November 07, 2016 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 >>
  • Yellow Fever in Democratic Republic of the Congo August 19, 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 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 >>
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