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Avian Flu Travel Information

Information for Travelers

  • Current Situation & Advice for Travelers
  • Questions and Answers about Avian Influenza (bird flu) for Travelers
    How to find out about risk by destination, prevention, more...
  • Air Passengers Subject to Health Checks for Avian Influenza A (H5N1)
  • Interim Guidance about Avian Influenza A (H5N1) for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad
  • "[[forward label=([Where Have Human Cases of Avian Flu Occurred?]) link=([])]]"
    Cumulative Number of Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Reported to WHO; on the World Health Organization website
  • "[[forward label=([Where Have Birds Infected with Avian Flu Been Reported?]) link=([])]]"
    Update on avian Influenza in Animals (Type H5); table on OIE site
  • Color posters
    • [[file label=(Keep Bird Flu Out of the United States) fn=AvianFluKeepBirdFluOut]]
      Includes information about fines for smuggling birds into the United States. Poster text in HTML.
    • [[file label=(Brochure: Imports of Legal Birds and Bird Products) fn=AvianFluKeepBirdFluOut]]
      Color brochure about smuggling birds into the United States and protection of U.S. Agriculture
    • [[file label=(Stop Bird Smuggling Before Diseases Take Flight) fn=AvianFluSmuggling]]
    • [[file label=(Bird Flu: What You Need to Know) fn=AvianFluWhatYouNeedToKnow]]
  • [[forward label=([International Animal Product Export Regulations]) link=([])]]
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) information about other countries’ importing requirements for certain animal-origin products.

Information for Airlines

The following advice and resources are compiled for airlines and airline personnel:

CDC Travel Health Notices

Currently CDC does not recommend that the general public avoid travel to any of the countries affected by H5N1.

About CDC Travelers' Health Travel Notices: Definitions

For other outbreaks see

Pandemic Preparedness and Travel


State and Local Health Departments

  • [[forward label=([Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)]) link=([])]]
    State links
  • [[forward label=([National Association of County Health Officials (NACHO)]) link=([])]]


  • [[forward label=([World Health Organization (WHO) Avian Influenza site]) link=([])]]
    Information about world wide avian flu and what countries are doing to prepare for avian flu

Other Resources

Information in Spanish (Información en español)

Información en español sobre la gripe aviar seleccionada de Travelers’ Health de los CDC
Selected CDC Travelers’ Health avian flu information translated from English into Spanish



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