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Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travelers’ health.
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Warning - Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 21:00
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is not permitting anyone who is not currently in country to attend the pilgrimage this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CDC recommends that Americans in Saudi Arabia not make the pilgrimage.

Watch - Yellow Fever in Ethiopia

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 21:00
There is an outbreak of yellow fever in the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Travelers going to Ethiopia should receive vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before travel and should take steps to prevent mosquito bites while there.

Watch - Dengue in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
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.

Alert - Polio in Africa

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
There are polio outbreaks in several countries in Africa. CDC recommends that all travelers to these countries be vaccinated fully against polio.

Watch - Meningococcal Disease in Benin

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
There is an outbreak of meningococcal disease in northwest Benin.

Watch - Chikungunya in Ethiopia

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
There is an outbreak of chikungunya in Ethiopia. You can protect yourself against chikungunya disease by preventing mosquito bites

Alert - Yellow Fever in Nigeria

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
A large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Nigeria began in September 2017. The outbreak is now spread throughout the country. Travelers going to Nigeria should receive vaccination against yellow fever at least 10 days before travel and should take steps to prevent mosquito bites while there.

Watch - Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever in Pakistan

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
There is an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan. Extensively drug-resistant infections do not respond to most antibiotics.

Alert - Rubella in Japan

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
There is an outbreak of rubella in Japan. Travelers to Japan should make sure they are vaccinated against rubella with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine before travel.

Watch - Lassa Fever in Nigeria

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
Nigerian health officials have declared an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should avoid contact with rats.

Warning - Health Infrastructure Breakdown in Venezuela

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases, and adequate health care is currently not available in most of the country.

Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
There is an outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Watch - Malaria in Burundi

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
There is a malaria epidemic in Burundi, a country in central Africa. To prevent malaria infection, travelers should take prescription medicine and take steps to prevent mosquito bites.

Watch - Dengue in Africa and the Middle East

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
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 - Dengue in the Americas

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
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.

Watch - Monkeypox in Nigeria

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
There is an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in Nigeria.

Watch - Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 21:00
There is an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Warning - Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:00
Widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring globally. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.

Warning - COVID-19 in Panama

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 21:00
Panama is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Panama.

Warning - COVID-19 in Argentina

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 21:00
Argentina is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Argentina.

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