Zika Virus Infection - List of affected countries/areas

Currently, outbreaks of Zika virus are occurring in many parts of the world. The following table provides advice on travelling to the different affected areas based on the following categories:

1. Countries with ongoing transmission of Zika virus infection*:

  • pregnant women or women planning a pregnancy are advised to postpone all non-essential travel
  • All other travellers should discuss travels plans with their health care prior to booking/travelling AND take steps to avoid mosquito bites for the duration of their stay in an affected area

 2. Countries with interrupted transmission**:

Current advice for all travellers (including pregnant women or women planning a pregnancy) is to:

  • discuss travel plans with your health care provider prior to booking/travel
  • take steps to avoid mosquito bites for the duration of their stay in an affected area
  • check affected areas before travelling in case a country starts to report active transmission again

PLEASE NOTE: 

Men who travelled to these affected areas while transmission was active should delay conception until:

* 6 months after last exposure in the Zika affected area

OR

* 6 months after Zika transmission was interrupted, if they were/ are resident in a previously affected area 

Countries with a mosquito able to transmit Zika but no transmission to date***:

Advice for all travellers is to:

  • check affected areas before travelling in case a country is now reporting active transmission
  • take steps to avoid mosquito bites for the duration of their stay to avoid other diseases spread by mosquitos.

 

Country

Advice for PREGNANT women and women planning on becoming pregnant

Advice for ALL travellers

 A

   
 American  Samoa  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Angola Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Anguilla  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Antigua and  Barbuda  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Argentina  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Aruba  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 B

   
 Bahamas  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Bangladesh  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Barbados  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Belize  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Bolivia  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Bonaire  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Brazil  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 British Virgin Islands  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
Burkina Faso  Postpone all non-essential travel Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
Burundi   Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans 
     

 C

   
 Cambodia  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Cameroon  Postpone all non-essential travel Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Cape Verde  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Caymen Islands  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Central African Republic  Postpone all non-essential travel Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Colombia  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Cook Islands  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Costa Rica  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Cote D'Ivoire Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Cuba  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Curả«ao   Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 D

   
 Dominica  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Dominican  Republic  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 E

   
 Easter Island  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Ecuador  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 El Salvador  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 F

   
 Fiji  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Florida, USA  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 French  Guiana  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 French  Polynesia  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 G

   
 Gabon  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Grenada  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Guadeloupe  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Guatemala  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Guinea-  Bissau  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Guyana  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 H

   
 Haiti  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Honduras  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 I

   
     

 India

 Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Indonesia  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Isla Pascua (Easter Island, Chile)  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Ivory Coast  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 J

   
 Jamaica  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 L

   
 Laos  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 M

   
 Malaysia  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Maldives  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Marshall  Islands  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Martinique  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Mexico  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Micronesia,  Federated  States of  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Montserrat  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 N

   

 New  

 Caledonia

 Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Nicaragua  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Nigeria  Postpone all non-essential travel Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 P

   
 Palau   Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Panama  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Papua New  Guinea  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Paraguay  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Peru  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Philippines  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Puerto Rico  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 S

   
 Saba  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Saint-  Barthelemy  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Saint Kitts & Nevis  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Saint Lucia  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Saint Martin  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Saint  Vincent  and  the  Grenadines  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Samoa  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Senegal   Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Singapore  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Sint  Eustacius  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Sint Maarten  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Solomon  Islands  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Suriname  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 T

   
 Texas, USA  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Thailand  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Tonga  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Trinidad and  Tobago  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Turks and  Caicos Islands  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 U

   
 Uganda  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 USA: Florida  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plansl  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 USA: Texas  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 US Virgin   Islands  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
     

 V

   
 Vanuatu  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Venezuela  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Vietnam  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Virgin Islands  (British)  Postpone all non-essential travel   Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans
 Virgin Islands  (USA)  Postpone all non-essential travel  Visit your doctor for advice before making travel plans

 

* Based on Category 1 and 2 of WHO Zika virus country classification scheme

**Based on Category 3 of WHO Zika virus country classification scheme plus CDC US guidance for Florida and Texas.

Minimum timeline for determining transition to an interrupted state is 12 months after the last confirmed case and no cases identified in travellers.

***Based on Category 4 of WHO Zika virus country classification scheme

Last reviewed: 15th December 2017