Zika and Traveling
If traveling to a country with active Zika transmission you should take steps to protect yourself while traveling.
- Pack to prevent Zika virus.
- Pack insect repellant, reapply often as directed and remember when using sunscreen to apply insect repellant after sunscreen.
- Pack long-sleeved shirts and pants and wear them as often as possible. Cover as much exposed skin as possible.
- Pack a mosquito bed net if mosquitoes can get to where you are sleeping.
- Pack condoms, Zika virus can be sexually transmitted.
- Choose a hotel or lodging with air conditioning, or screens on windows and doors.
- If your hotel or lodging does not have these items, mosquito bed netting is critical.
Is Spring Break on your mind? Are you, members of your family, or anyone else you know traveling to the tropics? Zika virus is mostly spread through mosquito bites, but it can also be spread through sex. To protect yourself and your family, take a few simple steps:
- a) Know before you go – check out the map below for areas of Zika virus activity.
- b) Use an EPA-registered insect repellent during your trip.
- c) Avoid mosquito bites for three weeks after returning from your trip.
- d) To avoid spreading Zika through sex, use a condom.
Current as of March 15, 2017
Zika Virus in Cape Verde
Zika Virus in Mexico
Africa: Angola, Guinea-Bissau
Asia: Maldives, Singapore
The Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; The Bahamas; Barbados; Bonaire; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory; Saba; Saint Barthelemy; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Eustatius; Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; US Virgin Islands
Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
The Pacific Islands: American Samoa, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
Other Areas with Zika Risk
Africa: Benin, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Congo- Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda
Asia: Bangladesh, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam