Countries and Territories at Risk for Zika

What to know

Check this page for information about countries and territories at risk for Zika virus transmission before you make travel plans. Since surveillance practices for Zika virus vary greatly among countries, CDC does not always have accurate information on the current risk of Zika virus transmission in many geographic areas. For this reason, countries and territories with current or past transmission are considered at risk for Zika virus transmission.

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Zika Travel Health Notices

Before travel, visit CDC's Travelers' Health website for any active Zika Travel Health Notices and review the map below to determine if your destination has a risk of Zika virus transmission. Zika Travel Health Notices provide up-to-date information on known Zika virus outbreaks that may be occurring across the globe.

Geographic locations with Travel Health Notices for Zika‎

There are currently no geographic areas with an active Zika Travel Health Notice.

Are you looking for traveler recommendations or do you live abroad?‎

Your decision to travel or live abroad is personal and complex. The large Zika virus outbreaks that occurred during 2015 and 2016 in the Americas are over, but Zika virus continues to be a risk in many countries around the world. Review CDC's latest Zika recommendations for travelers and people living abroad.

Where has Zika been found?

Zika geographic risk classifications (as of May 15, 2024)1-3

1Does not include countries or territories where only imported cases have been documented. Small island nations might not display on the map but data are included in the table above.

2Current or past transmission is defined as having had locally acquired, mosquito-borne Zika cases. Some countries with temporally and geographically limited Zika virus transmission in the past may be classified as having no reported cases if they meet the following criteria: 1) had no confirmed locally acquired Zika virus disease cases for 12 months; 2) are located in a subtropic or temperate climate; and 3) have a comprehensive arboviral surveillance system, high capacity for diagnostic testing and consistent timely reporting of diagnostic results. Countries in this category are the United States and France (Note: only Aedes albopictus present in France).

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