CDC has Zika travel notices posted for 48 destinations. If you are traveling to an area with Zika, be sure to follow CDC recommendations to stay healthy and safe. All travelers to areas with Zika should prevent mosquito bites. Zika can also be spread by a man to his sex partners, so travelers should use condoms if they have sex.
Because Zika during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects, pregnant women should not travel to areas with Zika. Couples who are trying to become pregnant should talk to their doctor about their plans and see CDC guidance for how long you should wait to get pregnant after travel to an area with Zika.
For the most current information about Zika virus, please visit www.cdc.gov/zika.
Zika Travel Notices
- Zika Virus in Cape Verde
- Zika Virus in Mexico
- The Caribbean
Currently includes: Aruba; Barbados; Bonaire; Cuba; Curaçao;Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica;Martinique; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory; Saint Barthelemy; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands
- Central America
Currently includes: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
- The Pacific Islands
Currently includes: American Samoa, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Micronesia,New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga
- South America
Currently includes: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
- 2016 Summer Olympics (Rio 2016)
- Guidelines for Travelers Visiting Friends and Family in Areas with Chikungunya, Dengue, or Zika
- Guidelines for US Citizens and Residents Living in Areas with Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission
- Zika: For Healthcare Providers on CDC's Zika site
- Zika in CDC Health Information for International Travel - “Yellow Book”
- Update: Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016
- Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016
Countries with Endemic Zika
Some countries in Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Asia have reported Zika in the past and may continue to occasionally report new cases. The risk to travelers in these endemiccountries is likely much lower than it is in countries with Zika epidemics (see Q&A: Zika Risk in Countries with Endemic Zika). Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman causes severe birth defects, pregnant women should consult with their health care provider and, if they decide to travel, strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Travel notices have not been issued for these destinations but would be considered if the number of cases rises to the level of an outbreak. Check this page for the most up-to-date information before you make travel plans.
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia
Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
The Pacific Islands: Easter Island, Vanuatu