Zika Travel Information
Check this page for the most up-to-date information before you make travel plans.
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 Risk of Zika. For the most current information about Zika virus, please visit CDC’s Zika website.
Areas with Risk of Zika
Because Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects, pregnant women should not travel to the areas below. Partners of pregnant women and couples considering pregnancy should know the risks to pregnancy and take prevention steps. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission during and after the trip.
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda
The Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Barbados; Bonaire; British Virgin Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory; Saba; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Eustatius; Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; US Virgin Islands
North America: Mexico
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 with no known 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.
|Area||Date of interruption|
|Isla de Pascua, Chile||3/10/2017|
Technical note: Because of variations in laboratory and surveillance capacity internationally, data are not available to define levels of risk. CDC, the World Health Organization, and the European CDC have jointly reviewed the scientific literature to define a Zika virus country classification scheme. CDC provides travel recommendations for countries/territories/subnational areas falling into Category 1, Category 2, and the Category 4 sub-group within the classification framework.
- Zika: For Healthcare Providers on CDC's Zika site
- Zika in CDC Health Information for International Travel - “Yellow Book”
- Clinical Guidance for Healthcare Providers Caring for Pregnant Women
- Update: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Men with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, August 2018
- Page created: January 26, 2016
- Page last updated: August 14, 2018
- Page last reviewed: August 14, 2018
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