Travel Resources For Your Journey
U.S Department of State – Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts
For the most up to date information on international travel warnings and alerts:
General Travel Information:
Center for Disease Control Travel Information:
The CDC offers a wealth of information for traveling internationally on the “Traveler’s Health,” section of their website. You will find subjects including Travel Notices (ZIKA – PLEASE SEE BELOW), destination information such as required inoculations or precautions for any country in the world, Resources for Travelers including topics such as eating and drinking abroad, climates, bug bites, and general safety.
ZIKA is a global issue and cases of the virus have been confirmed in North and South America, Central America, the Caribbean, parts of Asia, and Southeast Asia. For more information on Zika including means of symptoms and testing transmission, pregnancy, prevention, and effects and risks, please see the very comprehensive website provided by the CDC:
The CDC also advises people to take the usual preventative measures to avoid insect and mosquito bites including:
• Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
• Use EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), or IR3535. Always use as directed.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women can use all EPA-registered insect repellents, including DEET, according to the product label.
• Most repellents, including DEET, can be used on children aged >2 months.
• Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks, and tents). You can buy pre-treated clothing and gear or treat them yourself.
• Stay and sleep in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms.
You might also find the following websites helpful as you plan your trip and prepare to depart:
International Currency Conversion:
International Time Zones