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Zika Travel Information


Note: The information on this page is for travelers to international destinations and US territories. For information on Zika in US states, visit Areas with Zika. For the most current information about Zika virus, please visit CDC’s Zika website.

World Map of Areas with Risk of Zika

Zika interactive map

Other Areas with Zika Risk

Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause severe birth defects, pregnant women should not travel to these areas. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission during and after the trip. Zika has likely been present in these areas for years with ongoing transmission. Check this page for the most up-to-date information before you make travel plans.

Please visit CDC’s Zika health care provider website for testing recommendations for pregnant women.

Africa: Benin, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

Asia: Bangladesh, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Vietnam

South America: Brazil

Areas with interrupted transmission

Zika was previously found in the locations on this list, but scientists have determined the virus is no longer present. This means all travelers, including pregnant women, can visit these destinations without a risk of getting Zika from mosquitoes. If Zika returns to a country or territory on this list, CDC will remove it from the list and post updated information. Check this page for the most up-to-date information before making travel plans.

Currently includes: American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Saint Barthelemy, and Vanuatu