Travel Warnings


  • Watch - Measles in Serbia

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018

    Health officials in Serbia have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers to Serbia protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.

  • Alert - Yellow Fever in Brazil

    Fri, 19 Jan 2018

    The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever. In response to this outbreak, health authorities have recently expanded the list of areas in which yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travelers.

  • Watch - Measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.

  • Watch - Measles in England

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Health officials in England have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers to England protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.

  • Watch - Measles in Indonesia

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Health officials in Australia, Canada, and Taiwan have reported several cases of measles in travelers returning from Indonesia, including the island of Bali. CDC recommends that travelers to Indonesia protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.

  • Watch - Measles in Italy

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Health officials in Italy have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers to Italy protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.

  • Watch - Measles in Ukraine

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Health officials in Ukraine have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers to Ukraine protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.

  • Watch - Measles in Greece

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    Health officials in Greece have reported an outbreak of measles. CDC recommends that travelers to Greece protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.

  • Watch - Measles in Romania

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018

    A measles outbreak has been reported in Romania. CDC recommends that travelers to Romania protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.

  • Alert - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean

    Wed, 3 Jan 2018

    Beginning on September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma crossed the Caribbean, followed on September 16 by Hurricane Maria. These storms caused severe damage in a number of countries and territories, including Anguilla, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, and the US Virgin Islands.

  • Watch - Plague in Madagascar

    Tue, 19 Dec 2017

    In early October, World Health Organization and the Madagascar Ministry of Health responded to an unusual outbreak of plague pneumonia in widespread areas of Madagascar, including in heavily populated cities of Antananarivo (the capital city and its suburbs) and Toamasina. The outbreak has been contained. In late November 2017, the Madagascar Ministry of Health declared the urban outbreak of plague pneumonia had been contained. However, bubonic plague occurs nearly every year in Madagascar, so travelers to the area should continue to take precautions to protect their health.

  • Watch - 2018 Winter Olympics (PyeongChang 2018)

    Fri, 15 Dec 2017

    The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 to February 25, 2018. The Paralympic Games are scheduled for March 9 to March 18, 2018.

  • Watch - Lunar New Year

    Wed, 6 Dec 2017

    The Year of the Dog begins on February 16, 2018, and many people will travel to Asia to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Destinations include Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

  • Watch - Carnival and Mardi Gras

    Wed, 6 Dec 2017

    If you plan to travel outside the United States to celebrate Carnival, you can take some simple precautions to help you stay safe and healthy. Destinations include Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Watch - Mumps in New Zealand

    Thu, 16 Nov 2017

    Public health officials in New Zealand have reported an outbreak of mumps. CDC recommends that travelers to New Zealand protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against mumps.

  • Watch - Malaria in South Africa

    Fri, 20 Oct 2017

    Health officials in South Africa have reported limited cases of locally transmitted malaria in Gauteng Province, where Johannesburg and Pretoria are located. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area may have been infected with malaria and are spreading it to people.

  • Watch - Malaria in Italy

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017

    Italy has reported limited local transmission of malaria in the town of Ginosa in the Apulia region. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area may have been infected with malaria and are spreading it to people.

  • Watch - Chikungunya in Italy

    Wed, 4 Oct 2017

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported locally transmitted cases of chikungunya in four areas of Italy. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in those areas of Italy have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Malaria in Cyprus

    Thu, 28 Sep 2017

    The United Kingdom has reported three cases of Plasmodium vivax malaria in UK residents who traveled to Esentepe (also known as Agios Amvrosios) in the Kyrenia District in northern Cyprus.

  • Watch - Malaria in Costa Rica

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017

    The Costa Rican Ministry of Health has reported limited local transmission of malaria in Matina Canton in Limón Province, Sarapiquí Canton in Heredia Province, and Pital District in San Carlos Canton in Alajuela Province. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with malaria and spreading it to people. Other than a small outbreak at the end of 2016, this is the first local transmission of malaria in Costa Rica since 2011. Public health authorities are responding to this outbreak by enhancing malaria surveillance, making sure that patients are diagnosed and treated prom

  • Alert - Earthquakes and Hurricane in Mexico

    Wed, 20 Sep 2017

    Three recent natural disasters have caused severe damage, injuries, and deaths in Mexico. On September 7, 2017, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco, causing nearly 100 deaths. The next day, September 8, 2017, Category 1 Hurricane Katia made landfall on the eastern coast in Veracruz, causing a mudslide that resulted in several deaths. On September 19, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the state of Puebla, about 75 miles from Mexico City.

  • Alert - Flooding in South Asia

    Fri, 15 Sep 2017

    Since the monsoon season began in August 2017, widespread flooding in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal has affected more than 40 million people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in French Guiana

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Peru

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Argentina

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in US Virgin Islands

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Sint Eustatius

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Costa Rica

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Antigua and Barbuda

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Tonga

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Cuba

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Guyana

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Dominica

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Saint Martin

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Belize

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in CuraƧao

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Montserrat

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Sint Maarten

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    LZika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Samoa

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in the Dominican Republic

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in the British Virgin Islands

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Bolivia

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Singapore

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Grenada

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Turks and Caicos Islands

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Aruba

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in The Bahamas

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Saba

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    LZika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Saint Kitts and Nevis

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Anguilla

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Angola

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Barbados

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Guinea-Bissau

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Jamaica

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in the Solomon Islands

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Saint Lucia

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Bonaire

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people.

  • Watch - Dengue in Vietnam

    Thu, 24 Aug 2017

    Recently, there has been a large increase in the number of dengue cases in Vietnam, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report. Travelers to Vietnam should protect themselves against mosquito bites to avoid getting the illness

  • Watch - Chikungunya in Brazil

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reported more than 60,000 chikungunya cases in Brazil in 2017.

  • Alert - Malaria in Cape Verde

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a malaria outbreak in Cape Verde. Recently, there has been a substantial increase in malaria in the capital city of Praia on São Tiago Island (also known as Santiago Island).

  • Watch - Cholera in Yemen

    Mon, 14 Aug 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.

  • Watch - Dengue in Sri Lanka

    Wed, 9 Aug 2017

    The Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka has reported a dengue epidemic. More than 100,000 cases have been reported across the country.

  • Alert - Rabies in Malaysia

    Wed, 9 Aug 2017

    The Malaysian state of Sarawak has declared parts of three divisions to be “rabies infectious areas.”

  • Alert - Polio in Nigeria

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    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 fully vaccinated 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.

  • Alert - Polio in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017

    Cases of vaccine-derived polio have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the World Health Organization.

  • Alert - Polio in Syria

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017

    Cases of vaccine-derived polio have been reported in Syria, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

  • Alert - MERS in the Arabian Peninsula

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017

    The following countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula have confirmed MERS: Bahrain, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Neighboring countries where precautions are recommended: Iraq, Israel, including the West Bank and Gaza, and Syria.

  • Watch - Malaria in Burundi

    Mon, 24 Apr 2017

    A malaria epidemic has been declared by the Burundi Ministry of Health. CDC continues to recommend that travelers to Burundi take prescription medicine to prevent malaria.

  • Watch - Avian Flu (H7N9) in China

    Tue, 7 Mar 2017

    Chinese health authorities have confirmed human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) since September 2016. CDC advises people traveling to China to avoid contact with poultry (including poultry markets and farms), birds, and their droppings and to avoid eating undercooked poultry. Infected birds that appear healthy may still be able to transmit this virus to humans.