Travel Warnings


  • 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 - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean

    Fri, 22 Sep 2017

    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, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.

  • Alert - Yellow Fever in Brazil

    Thu, 21 Sep 2017

    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.

  • 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 Nicaragua

    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 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 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 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 Mexico

    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 Cape Verde

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus, spreading it to people.

  • Alert - Zika Virus in El Salvador

    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 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 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 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 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 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.

  • 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 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 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 Palau

    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 Marshall 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 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 Paraguay

    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 Honduras

    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 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 Federated States of Micronesia

    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 Panama

    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 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 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 Venezuela

    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 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 Suriname

    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 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 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 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 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 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 Puerto Rico

    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 Guatemala

    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 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 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 Ecuador

    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 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - 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 Syria

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017

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

  • 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 - Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Medical Tourists to the Dominican Republic

    Tue, 18 Jul 2017

    Serious infections with bacteria—called nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)—recently have been reported in US residents who had cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic.

  • Watch - Measles in France

    Fri, 7 Jul 2017

    Health officials in France have reported an outbreak of measles.

  • Watch - Measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Fri, 7 Jul 2017

    Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have reported an outbreak of measles.

  • 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.

  • Alert - Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia

    Wed, 28 Jun 2017

    The annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world. Because of the crowds, mass gatherings such as Hajj and Umrah are associated with unique health risks. Before you go, you should visit a travel health specialist for advice, make sure you are up to date on all routine and recommended vaccines, and learn about other health and safety issues that could affect you during your trip.

  • Watch - Chickenpox (varicella) in Pakistan

    Fri, 2 Jun 2017

    Health officials in Pakistan have reported a large outbreak of chickenpox, also known as varicella. Cases in children and adults, including deaths, have been reported in 10 districts.

  • Watch - Dengue in Fiji

    Fri, 12 May 2017

    The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services has declared a dengue outbreak. Travelers to Fiji should protect themselves against mosquito bites to avoid getting dengue.

  • 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 - Measles in Belgium

    Mon, 17 Apr 2017

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

  • Watch - Measles in Italy

    Mon, 17 Apr 2017

    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 Germany

    Mon, 17 Apr 2017

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

  • Watch - Measles in Indonesia

    Fri, 7 Apr 2017

    Health officials in Australia, Canada, and Taiwan have reported several cases of measles in travelers returning from Indonesia, including the island of Bali.

  • Watch - Measles in Guinea

    Fri, 10 Mar 2017

    A measles outbreak has been reported in Guinea, with 13 of the country’s 33 prefectures affected. CDC recommends that travelers to Guinea protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles, particularly infants 6–11 months of age (1 dose of measles vaccine) and children 12 months of age or older (2 doses of measles vaccine). Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internationally.

  • 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.

  • Watch - Measles in Romania

    Thu, 10 Nov 2016

    A measles outbreak has been reported in Romania. CDC recommends that travelers to Romania protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles, particularly infants 6–11 months of age (1 dose of measles vaccine) and children 12 months of age or older (2 doses of measles vaccine). Clinicians should keep measles in mind when treating patients with fever and rash, especially if the patient has recently traveled internationally.

  • Watch - Chikungunya in Mexico

    Mon, 7 Nov 2016

    Beginning in October 2014, locally transmitted cases of chikungunya have been reported in Mexico. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in Mexico have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to Mexico protect themselves from chikungunya by preventing mosquito bites.