CDC Travel Health Notices

Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific international destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, and natural disasters that may affect travelers’ health.

  • Alert - Global Polio
    on January 3, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Some international destinations have circulating poliovirus. Before any international travel, make sure you are up to date on your polio vaccines.

  • Alert - COVID-19 in China, Hong Kong, and Macau
    on December 28, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Reconsider travel to China, Hong Kong, and Macau due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and limited health care resources.

  • Alert - Japanese Encephalitis in Australia
    on December 14, 2022 at 5:00 am

    In 2021– early 2022, a Japanese encephalitis (JE) outbreak occurred in parts of Australia. The outbreak was focused in rural areas surrounding the Murray River, particularly near the border of Victoria and New South Wales. In November 2022, JE virus was detected in pigs in the Murray River region, confirming risk for JE in humans during the current Australian summer season.

  • Watch - Dengue in Africa and the Middle East
    on December 5, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Dengue is a risk in many parts of Africa and the Middle East. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to Africa and the Middle East can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.

  • Watch - Measles in Africa
    on December 1, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Some countries in Africa are reporting increased numbers of cases (outbreaks) of measles. All travelers to Africa, including infants and pre-school aged children, should be fully vaccinated against measles, according to CDC immunization schedules.

  • Watch - Floods in Nigeria
    on October 27, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Due to heavy rainfall, most of the states in Nigeria are experiencing flooding (see map). If you travel to Nigeria, obey all instructions from local authorities.

  • Alert - Floods in Balochistan and Sindh Provinces, Pakistan
    on September 13, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Due to record rainfall, Pakistan is experiencing flooding, particularly in Balochistan and Sindh Provinces.

  • Watch - A Strain of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Newport in Mexico
    on September 8, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Some travelers who have spent time in Mexico have been infected with multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella Newport.

  • Watch - Dengue in Asia and the Pacific Islands
    on September 6, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Dengue is a risk in many parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to Asia and the Pacific Islands can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.

  • Watch - Dengue in the Americas
    on August 15, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Dengue is a risk in many parts of Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to the Americas can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.

  • Alert - Yellow Fever in Kenya
    on July 27, 2022 at 4:00 am

    There is a yellow fever outbreak in Kenya. Confirmed cases have been reported in residents of Isiolo and Garissa Counties.

  • Watch - Rabies in Haiti
    on July 19, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Cases of rabies in dogs have been reported in Haiti, and dog vaccination against rabies is limited. Seek immediate medical attention for all animal bites or scratches.

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