Plan for Travel
Before your trip
If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
During your trip
Keep mosquitoes outside
- Stay in places with air conditioning and with window/door screens.
- Use a bed net if air conditioned or screened rooms are not available or if sleeping outdoors.
After your trip
Protect yourself from mosquito bites
- Even if you do not feel sick, travelers returning to the United States from an area with risk of Zika should take steps to prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks so they do not spread Zika to mosquitoes that could spread the virus to other people.
Protect yourself during sex
- Protect yourself and your partner during sex, especially if your partner traveled to an area with risk of Zika or if you are pregnant or considering getting pregnant.
- The amount of time you need to protect yourself during sex depends on whether your partner has symptoms and whether you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. For specific guidelines, see protect yourself during sex.
See a doctor or healthcare professional
- If you feel sick after your return from your trip, learn more about the symptoms of Zika to find out if you need to be tested for the Zika virus.
- Pregnant women returning from an area with risk of Zika should talk to their doctor or other healthcare provider after travel even if they don’t feel sick.
- Page last reviewed: April 5, 2017
- Page last updated: April 5, 2017
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