Travellers' health

This page provides information for travellers and public health authorities about health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travellers’ health.

News

World Youth Day 2019 - information for travellers

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Rapid risk assessment: Monkeypox cases in the UK imported by travellers returning from Nigeria, 2018

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Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Potential public health risks related to communicable diseases at the WorldPride festival in Madrid, 23 June–2 July 2017

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Outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil - 1st update, 13 April 2017

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring reports

Dengue worldwide overview

Cholera worldwide overview

Chikungunya worldwide overview

News

World Youth Day 2019 - information for travellers

Epidemiological update -

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Rapid risk assessment: Mass gathering event, FIFA World Cup, Russia 2018

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the Hajj 2017, Saudi Arabia, 30 August – 4 September 2017

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Potential public health risks related to communicable diseases at the WorldPride festival in Madrid, 23 June–2 July 2017

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Public health risks related to communicable diseases at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil 2016 - 1st update, 13 June 2016

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Active threats and outbreaks

Active threats and outbreaks

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (North Kivu and Ituri)
The number of cases and affected areas continues to increase. It is unlikely that the outbreak will be controlled in the near future. Find out more

Measles
Large outbreaks with fatalities are ongoing in EU countries that had previously eliminated or interrupted endemic transmission. Find out more

Upcoming mass gatherings

Hajj 2019

1440 Hajj season starts from 9 August to 14 August. Health requirements and recommendations for travellers to Saudi Arabia for Hajj and Umrah for this season have been published in WHO’s International Travel and Health website at: https://www.who.int/ith/en/