Plan for Travel

Before your trip

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If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant

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Check latest travel recommendations

During your trip

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Protect yourself from mosquito bites

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Protect yourself during sex

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Keep mosquitoes outside

  • Choose a hotel or lodging with air conditioning or screens on windows and doors.
  • Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are outside or in a room that does not have screens.

After your trip

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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.

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See a doctor or healthcare professional

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Protect yourself during sex

Related Resources
Zika and Sexual Transmission: For People Whose Partner Traveled to an Area with Risk of Zika
Fact Sheets

Learn more about Zika with our fact sheets and posters.