Current Global Travel Health Advisories and Travel Alerts

Travel Health Alert Warning

Travel Warnings for Canadians

The latest Global Health Travel Advisories and Travel Notices are shown below.

Similar to US State Department Travel Warnings and US State Department Travel Advisories, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Public Health Agency of Canada publish and maintain public notices of caution to travelers, but from a public health perspective. We have consolidated these public health advisories and travel alerts from these agencies and present them here for your convenience.

This up-to-date listing of the current Medical Travel Health Alerts, Current Global Travel Health Notices, Travel Health Advisories and Travel Warnings allows you to stay informed about current potential travel health problems in your destination, prompting you to take the recommended precautions when planning your trip. Please take a minute to review this list before you reach for your passport to ensure you are adequately prepared for travel to your destination with travel health vaccinations or other travel safety precautions.

Each Travel Advisory is marked by a colour corresponding to a Travel Health Alert Level. Please refer to the Travel Alert Level Key below for more information.

This current list of Medical Travel Health Warnings and Alerts is consolidated with the latest Travel Health information for your convenience from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). If you wish to view more detailed information, clicking on each Travel Alert listed below will open a new window to the issuing site for further details on that Travel Advisory.

This page is updated daily, so check back often to stay abreast of the latest developments in travel health safety related to your travel destination.


Global Travel Health Warning Alert Level Key

Level 1: Watch. Practice Usual Travel Health Precautions. Reports of sporadic cases. Usual or slightly increased risk.
Level 2: Alert. Practice Special or Enhanced Precautions. Limited outbreak or change in existing disease patterns. Increased risk.
Level 3: Avoid all non-essential travel. Large-scale outbreak in a large geographic area. High risk.
Level 4: Avoid all travel to the area. Outbreak expanding; inadequate containment measures. Very high risk.
Alert List last updated: Aug 23, 2019
DateTypeTravel Alert DescriptionLevelSource
8/22/2019 New Malaria in Burundi 1 CDC
8/21/2019 New Polio in Mozambique 2 CDC
8/21/2019 New Polio in Benin 2 CDC
8/21/2019 New Polio in Ethiopia 2 CDC
8/21/2019 New Polio in Central African Republic 2 CDC
8/21/2019 New Polio in Burma (Myanmar) 2 CDC
8/21/2019 New Polio in Angola 2 CDC
8/14/2019 New Polio: vaccine advice 2 PHAC
8/8/2019 New Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 CDC
8/7/2019 New Lassa fever in Nigeria 1 PHAC
8/7/2019 New Health Infrastructure Breakdown in Venezuela 3 CDC
8/7/2019 New Rubella in Japan 2 CDC
8/7/2019 New Lassa Fever in Nigeria 1 CDC
8/7/2019 New Monkeypox in Nigeria 1 CDC
8/7/2019 New Hajj in Saudi Arabia 1 CDC
8/6/2019 New Cholera in Yemen 1 CDC
7/23/2019 New Cholera in Yemen 1 PHAC
7/23/2019 New Global Measles Notice 1 PHAC
7/22/2019 New Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo 2 PHAC
7/19/2019 New Yellow fever in Brazil 2 PHAC
7/18/2019 New Hemorrhagic Fever in Bolivia 1 CDC
7/5/2019 New Cyclone Idai in southern Africa 2 PHAC
6/13/2019 New Hajj 2019 1 PHAC
6/10/2019 New Global Measles Outbreak Notice 1 CDC
5/28/2019 New 2019 Pan American Games in Peru 1 PHAC
5/10/2019 New Rubella in Japan 2 PHAC
3/20/2019 New Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Middle East 1 PHAC
2/28/2019 New Polio in Indonesia 2 CDC
1/30/2019 New Extensively drug-resistant typhoid in Pakistan 1 PHAC
1/28/2019 New Yellow Fever in Nigeria 2 CDC
1/28/2019 New Avian influenza 1 PHAC
1/22/2019 New Diphtheria: Global update 1 PHAC
1/17/2019 New Zika virus: Advice for travellers 2 PHAC
12/14/2018 New Polio in Niger 2 CDC
10/26/2018 New Polio in Nigeria 2 CDC
10/26/2018 New Polio in Somalia 2 CDC
10/26/2018 New Polio in Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 CDC
10/26/2018 New Polio in Papua New Guinea 2 CDC
5/17/2018 New Yellow Fever in Brazil 2 CDC