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Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced 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 Argentina May 26, 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 >>
  • New  Zika Virus in Grenada May 12, 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  Yellow Fever in Angola May 12, 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 >>
  • Updated  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 >>
  • New  Zika Virus in Saint Barthelemy May 09, 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 Peru May 05, 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  2016 Summer Olympics (Rio 2016) May 05, 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 >>
  • New  Zika Virus in Papua New Guinea April 29, 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 Barbados April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 New Caledonia April 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 April 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 Aruba April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 Haiti April 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 April 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 April 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 US Virgin Islands April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 Belize April 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 April 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 Fiji April 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 Honduras April 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 Jamaica April 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 Colombia April 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 April 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 April 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 Cuba April 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 April 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 American Samoa April 27, 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 April 27, 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 >>
  • 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 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 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 >>

Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

  • Updated  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 >>
  • New  Yellow Fever in Uganda May 24, 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 >>
  • New  Yellow Fever in Democratic Republic of the Congo May 24, 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 >>
  • Earthquakes in Ecuador April 22, 2016 On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador, followed by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake near the coast. There have been more than 400 deaths and more than 4,000 injuries. Read More >>
  • Lassa Fever in Nigeria April 14, 2016 Public health authorities in Nigeria have reported an outbreak of Lassa fever. Read More >>
  • Lassa Fever in Benin April 14, 2016 Public health authorities in Benin have reported an outbreak of Lassa fever. 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 Pacific Islands July 06, 2015 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 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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