Information for Travelers
Mumps remains a common disease in many countries. Anyone who is not protected against mumps is at risk of getting infected when they travel internationally.
Before traveling internationally, people should be protected against mumps.
- Children 12 months of age or older should have two doses of MMR vaccine, separated by at least 28 days.
- Teenagers and adults without evidence of immunity (protection) to mumps should have two doses of MMR vaccine, separated by at least 28 days.
If you have two doses of MMR vaccine, it is not necessary to get an additional dose when you travel internationally, even if the country to which you are traveling is experiencing a mumps outbreak.
For more information on mumps and travel, see the mumps chapter from CDC’s Health Information for International Travel 2018 (the Yellow Book).
 Acceptable presumptive evidence of immunity to mumps for international travelers includes: documented 2 doses of live mumps virus vaccine, laboratory evidence of immunity, laboratory confirmation of disease, or birth before 1957.