Travel Health Notices
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Travel Health Notices inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues that impact travelers’ health, like disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, and natural disasters, in destinations around the world. See types of travel notices.
Department of State Safety and Security Alerts: Travel Advisories.
Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions
- Yellow Fever in Nigeria May 04, 2022 There is an outbreak of yellow fever in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should take steps to prevent yellow fever by getting vaccinated at least 10 days before travel and taking steps to prevent mosquito bites. Read More >>
- Polio in Asia and Eastern Europe March 21, 2022 Everyone should be fully vaccinated against poliovirus according to schedule. Read More >>
- Polio in Africa March 21, 2022 Everyone should be fully vaccinated against poliovirus according to schedule. Before travel to any high-risk destination, CDC recommends that adults who previously completed the full, routine polio vaccine series receive a single, lifetime booster dose of polio vaccine. Read More >>
- Yellow Fever in Ghana December 14, 2021 Since October 2021, there has been a yellow fever outbreak in Ghana with numerous cases, including some deaths, in the following regions: Savannah, Upper West, Bono, and Oti. Read More >>
Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions
- Rabies in Haiti May 05, 2022 Rabies in dogs is increasing in Haiti. To prevent rabies, travelers should avoid all contact with dogs and cats (including puppies and kittens) while in Haiti. Seek immediate medical attention for all animal bites or scratches. Read More >>
- Cholera in Cameroon May 03, 2022 There is an outbreak of cholera in Cameroon's Centre, Littoral, South, Southwest, and North regions. To prevent cholera, travelers should follow safe food and water guidelines, and wash their hands. Read More >>
- Measles in Afghanistan March 17, 2022 There is an outbreak of measles in Afghanistan. Cases have been reported in all provinces, with the highest rates occurring in Paktya, Balkh, Kunduz, Zabul, Kandahar, and Logar. Read More >>
- Lassa Fever in Nigeria March 15, 2022 There is an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria in Ondo, Edo, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Kogi, Taraba, Enugu, Benue, Gombe, Nasarawa, and Delta States. Read More >>
- Measles in Africa March 04, 2022 Some countries in Africa are reporting increased numbers of cases (outbreaks) of measles. All travelers to Africa, including infants and pre-school aged children, should be fully vaccinated against measles, according to CDC immunization schedules. Read More >>
- Dengue in Asia and the Pacific Islands February 23, 2022 Dengue is a risk in many parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to Asia and the Pacific Islands can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. Read More >>
- Dengue in the Americas December 30, 2021 Dengue is a risk in many parts of Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to the Americas can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. Read More >>
- Monkeypox in Nigeria November 30, 2021 • Travelers to Nigeria should avoid contact with sick people, animals such as rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, chimpanzees), products that come from wild animals (including wild game), and contaminated materials (such as clothing or bedding) used by sick people or animals. Read More >>
- Malaria in Burundi September 30, 2021 There is a malaria epidemic in Burundi, a country in central Africa. To prevent malaria infection, travelers should take prescription medicine and take steps to prevent mosquito bites. Read More >>
- XDR Typhoid Fever in Pakistan September 30, 2021 An outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan is ongoing. Extensively drug-resistant infections do not respond to most antibiotics. Read More >>
- Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo September 30, 2021 There is an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Read More >>
- Leishmaniasis in Chad September 30, 2021 There is an outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis in Chad. To prevent leishmaniasis, avoid sand fly bites. Read More >>
- Dengue in Africa and the Middle East September 30, 2021 Dengue is a risk in many parts of Africa and the Middle East. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to Africa and the Middle East can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. Read More >>
Types of Notices
Warning Level 3 (Red): Avoid all non-essential travel to this destination. The outbreak is of high risk to travelers and no precautions are available to protect against the identified increased risk.
Alert Level 2 (Yellow): Practice enhanced precautions for this destination. The Travel Health Notice describes additional precautions added, or defines a specific at-risk population.
Watch Level 1 (Green): Practice usual precautions for this destination, as described in the Travel Health Notice and/or on the destination page. This includes being up-to-date on all recommended vaccines and practicing appropriate mosquito avoidance.