Babymoons and the Zika Virus
The safety of you and your baby always comes first. Therefore avoid traveling to areas where malaria and yellow fever occurs (yellow fever – Central South America and parts of equatorial Africa).
For detailed information about vaccination during pregnancy, we would like to refer to the website of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Department of Health and Human Services – USA).
View related travel health information of your travel destination
Detailed information about planning a healthy pregnancy and travelling while pregnant (including vaccination information)
UPDATE: October 24th of 2018
I am pregnant. How will Zika virus affect me or my unborn baby?
Because Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects, pregnant women should not travel to the areas below. Partners of pregnant women and couples considering pregnancy should know the risks to pregnancy and take prevention steps. All travellers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission during and after the trip.
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda
The Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Barbados; Bonaire; British Virgin Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory; Saba; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Eustatius; Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; US Virgin Islands
North America: Mexico
Areas with Interrupted Transmission
Zika was previously found in the locations on this list, but scientists have determined the virus is no longer present. This means all travellers, including pregnant women, can visit these destinations with no known risk of getting Zika from mosquitoes. If Zika returns to a country or territory on this list, CDC will remove it from the list and post updated information. Check the CDC page for the most up-to-date information before making travel plans.
|Area||Date of interruption|
|Isla de Pascua, Chile||3/10/2017|
Zika and Pregnancy: CDC.gov
CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women to protect themselves from Zika virus infection.
Pregnant Women Should Not Travel to an Area with Risk of Zika
- Pregnant women should not travel to areas with risk of Zika (i.e., with documented or likely Zika virus transmission).
- In 2018, no local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States.
What to Do If You Live In or Travel to an Area with Risk of Zika
During travel or while living in an area with risk of Zika
- Take steps to prevent mosquito bites.
- Take steps to prevent getting Zika through sex by using condoms from start to finish every time you have sex (oral, vaginal, or anal) or by not having sex during your entire pregnancy.
- Talk to a doctor or other healthcare provider after travel to an area with risk of Zika.
- If you develop a fever with a rash, headache, joint pain, red eyes, or muscle pain talk to your doctor immediately and tell him or her about your travel.
- Take steps to prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks after returning.
- Take steps to prevent passing Zika through sex by using condoms from start to finish every time you have sex (oral, vaginal, or anal) or by not having sex.