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Questions and Answers about Disinsection and Zika for the Shipping Industry and Partners

Does CDC require or recommend disinsection (spraying for mosquitoes) of ships arriving into the United States from areas with Zika?

No. CDC does not require or recommend disinsection of ships from areas with Zika. For more information visit the Zika vector control page.

Does CDC provide disinsection certificates for shipping lines to provide to foreign governments that require disinsection of ships arriving from areas with Zika?

No. CDC does not conduct disinsection, provide certificates of disinsection, or have access to a list of disinsection contractors or services.

How should ships meet country-specific disinsection requirements?

It is the responsibility of the shipper or consignee to follow regulations in the country of destination. Vessels should follow guidance from countries that require disinsection regarding the required delivery method, frequency, and documentation.

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