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.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Potential public health risks related to communicable diseases at the WorldPride festival in Madrid, 23 June–2 July 2017
Gastrointestinal illness and vector-borne infections are the main risks to public health during the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Contact tracing for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft: new ECDC report covers influenza viruses
Accommodation site list for Legionnaires' disease
This list below shows the current accommodation sites in EU/EEA countries with which clusters of Legionnaires’ disease have been identified but where the European Legionnaires’ disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) is unable to assess the risk of Legionella infection, or where ELDSNet believe there may be increased risk to travellers.Read more
Yellow fever among travellers returning from South America, March 2017
15 Mar 2017 - This risk assessment is triggered by the increase in the number of yellow fever cases among EU travellers with exposure in South America since August 2016 and assesses the risk of contracting yellow fever for travellers to South America.
Communication toolkit on chikungunya: How to prevent and control chikungunya
Following an outbreak of chikungunya in the area of Ravenna, Italy in Summer 2007 and the increasing presence of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in Europe, ECDC has prepared a Chikungunya Communications Toolkit. It provides template materials containing background information and practical advice on chikungunya prevention and control and is targeting the general public, travellers and health practitioners.Read more