Anyone who lives in or travels to an area with local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission can become infected with Zika virus.
- Check the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s up-to-date list of countries where Zika is spreading.
- If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, consider postponing travel to areas with local Zika transmission on the CDC list.
- Women who travel to a country with Zika transmission should prevent pregnancy for at least two months after traveling, and up to six months if a male partner traveled.
- Protect yourself from mosquito bites if you travel to one of the affected countries and for one week after you return, even if you don’t feel sick.
- Read the CDC’s tips on how travelers can avoid mosquito bites.
For sexually active people who have traveled to areas with Zika transmission, and their sex partners:
- Use condoms correctly every time you have sex (vaginal, oral, or anal). Not sharing sex toys can also reduce the risk of spreading Zika to sex partners.
- If your partner is pregnant, use condoms or other barriers (e.g., female condom, dental dam, etc.) until she gives birth.
Areas of active transmission