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: Dec 16, 2017
DateTypeTravel Alert DescriptionLevelSource
12/15/2017 Updated Plague in Madagascar 1 CDC
12/15/2017 Updated 2018 Winter Olympics (PyeongChang 2018) 1 CDC
12/7/2017 New Plague in Madagascar 2 PHAC
12/6/2017 Updated Lunar New Year 1 CDC
12/6/2017 Updated Carnival and Mardi Gras 1 CDC
12/5/2017 New Measles in Europe 1 PHAC
11/23/2017 New Dengue in Burkina Faso 1 PHAC
11/16/2017 New Mumps in New Zealand 1 CDC
11/14/2017 New Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean 2 CDC
11/13/2017 New Measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 CDC
11/13/2017 New Measles in Indonesia 1 CDC
11/13/2017 New Measles in Italy 1 CDC
11/13/2017 New Measles in Romania 1 CDC
11/9/2017 New Measles in Ukraine 1 CDC
11/6/2017 New Marburg virus disease in Uganda 2 PHAC
10/20/2017 New Malaria in South Africa 1 CDC
10/20/2017 New Cholera in Chad 1 CDC
10/19/2017 New Malaria in Italy 1 CDC
10/19/2017 New Cholera in Africa and Western Asia (Yemen) 1 PHAC
10/5/2017 New Dengue in Peru 1 PHAC
10/5/2017 New Dengue in Vietnam 1 PHAC
10/4/2017 New Chikungunya in Italy 1 CDC
10/3/2017 New Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean 2 PHAC
9/28/2017 New Malaria in Cyprus 2 CDC
9/26/2017 New Dengue in Côte d'Ivoire 1 PHAC
9/26/2017 New Dengue in Sri Lanka 1 PHAC
9/25/2017 New Chikungunya: advice for travellers 1 PHAC
9/22/2017 New Malaria in Costa Rica 1 CDC
9/20/2017 New Earthquakes and Hurricane in Mexico 2 CDC
9/15/2017 New Flooding in South Asia 2 CDC
9/13/2017 New Zika virus: Advice for travellers 2 PHAC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Peru 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in the Solomon Islands 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Guinea-Bissau 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Aruba 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Barbados 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Bonaire 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Curaçao 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in French Guiana 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Marshall Islands 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Puerto Rico 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Saint Martin 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Samoa 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Sint Maarten 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Tonga 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in US Virgin Islands 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Bolivia 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Costa Rica 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in the Dominican Republic 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Guyana 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Honduras 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Jamaica 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Nicaragua 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Panama 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Venezuela 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Cuba 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Dominica 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Belize 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Saint Lucia 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Grenada 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Argentina 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Anguilla 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Sint Eustatius 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Saba 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Antigua and Barbuda 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Turks and Caicos Islands 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in The Bahamas 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in the British Virgin Islands 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Singapore 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Angola 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Montserrat 2 CDC
8/29/2017 New Zika Virus in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands 2 CDC
8/24/2017 New Dengue in Vietnam 1 CDC
8/24/2017 New Polio : vaccine advice 2 PHAC
8/22/2017 New Chikungunya in Brazil 1 CDC
8/21/2017 New Lassa fever in West Africa 1 PHAC
8/14/2017 New Malaria in Cape Verde 2 CDC
8/14/2017 New Cholera in Yemen 1 CDC
8/9/2017 New Rabies in Malaysia 2 CDC
8/9/2017 New Dengue in Sri Lanka 1 CDC
8/4/2017 New Hajj and Umrah in 2017 1 PHAC
8/1/2017 New Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Middle East 1 PHAC
7/21/2017 New Polio in Nigeria 2 CDC
7/19/2017 New Polio in Syria 2 CDC
7/19/2017 New Polio in Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 CDC
7/18/2017 New Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Medical Tourists to the Dominican Republic 2 CDC
7/17/2017 New Cholera in Dominican Republic and Haiti 1 PHAC
6/28/2017 New MERS in the Arabian Peninsula 2 CDC
5/10/2017 New Yellow fever in Brazil 2 PHAC
4/24/2017 New Malaria in Burundi 1 CDC
3/7/2017 New Avian Flu (H7N9) in China 1 CDC
2/16/2017 New Avian influenza H7N9 in China 1 PHAC
4/21/2015 New Avian Influenza (H5N1): Global Update 1 PHAC