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Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific international destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, and natural disasters 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 Advisories 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.
Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
- Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe April 05, 2019 Parts of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe have been severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai. US residents should avoid nonessential travel to Beira City and the surrounding area in Mozambique. Travelers to other affected parts of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe should take steps to prevent illness and injury. Read More >>
- Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia October 11, 2018 Because of the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia on September 28, travelers to the province of Central Sulawesi may experience serious health and safety risks, and medical care may not be available. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Read More >>
- Health Infrastructure Breakdown in Venezuela May 15, 2018 CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases, and adequate health care is currently not available in most of the country. Read More >>
Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
- Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo May 17, 2019 There is an outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Read More >>
- Rubella in Japan March 11, 2019 There is an outbreak of rubella in Japan. Travelers to Japan should make sure they are vaccinated against rubella with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine before travel. Read More >>
- Polio in Indonesia February 28, 2019 There is a polio outbreak in Indonesia. CDC recommends that all travelers to Indonesia be vaccinated fully against polio. Read More >>
- Yellow Fever in Nigeria January 28, 2019 A large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Nigeria began in September 2017. The outbreak is now spread throughout the country. Travelers going to Nigeria should receive vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before travel and should take steps to prevent mosquito bites while there. Read More >>
- Polio in Niger December 14, 2018 There is a polio outbreak in Niger. CDC recommends that all travelers to Niger be vaccinated fully against polio. Read More >>
- Polio in Democratic Republic of the Congo October 26, 2018 There is a polio outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). CDC recommends that all travelers to DRC be vaccinated fully against polio. Read More >>
- Polio in Papua New Guinea October 26, 2018 There is an outbreak of polio in Papua New Guinea. CDC recommends that all travelers to Papua New Guinea be fully vaccinated against polio. Read More >>
- Polio in Somalia October 26, 2018 There is a polio outbreak in Somalia. CDC recommends that all travelers to Somalia be vaccinated fully against polio. Read More >>
- Polio in Nigeria October 26, 2018 The Nigerian Ministry of Health has reported several cases of poliovirus in the state of Borno in northeastern Nigeria. CDC recommends that all travelers to Nigeria be vaccinated fully against polio. Because of the risk of cross-border transmission, CDC recommends a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine for fully vaccinated adults traveling to Niger, Cameroon, or Chad to work in healthcare facilities, refugee camps, or other humanitarian aid settings. Read More >>
- Yellow Fever in Brazil May 17, 2018 There is a large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in multiple states of Brazil. Travelers to Brazil should protect themselves from yellow fever by getting yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel, and preventing mosquito bites. Read More >>
Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions
- New Global Measles Outbreak Notice June 10, 2019 Measles is in many countries and outbreaks of the disease are occurring around the world. Before you travel internationally, regardless of where you are going, make sure you are protected fully against measles. Read More >>
- New Hajj in Saudi Arabia May 31, 2019 The Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is one of the world’s largest mass gatherings. In 2019, Hajj will take place August 9–14. Read More >>
- Monkeypox in Nigeria May 21, 2019 There is an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should protect themselves from monkeypox by washing hands often with soap and water, and avoiding contact with animals or people that may be sick. Read More >>
- Lassa Fever in Nigeria February 07, 2019 Nigerian health officials have declared an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should avoid contact with rats, especially rat urine and feces, and keep their accommodations or campsites clean. Read More >>
- Leptospirosis in Israel September 14, 2018 There is an outbreak of leptospirosis in northern Israel (Golan Heights). Travelers at highest risk are those exposed to contaminated fresh water like lakes and rivers in the affected area, such as through swimming, wading, kayaking, or rafting. Read More >>
- Cholera in Yemen August 14, 2017 There is a widespread cholera outbreak in Yemen. Between April and July 2017, more than 400,000 cholera cases and nearly 2,000 deaths have been reported. Twenty-one of the country’s 23 governorates have reported suspected cases. Read More >>
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