Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to Haiti or any other area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map

For more information about travel guidance for pregnant women, visit the CDC’s website.  For general information and the latest updates about Zika and steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to the virus, please visit the CDC website.

The CDC has posted Travel Notices for areas that currently have a documented Zika virus outbreak, including Haiti.

For further information about security in Haiti:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Haiti Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, located at  Tabarre 41, Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre, Haiti; telephone 509-2229-8000; after-hours emergency telephone 509-2229-8122; ACS unit fax 509-2229-8027; e-mail ; website
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). 

If your contact information has changed or you are no longer in Haiti, please update your STEP account as the Embassy cannot do it for you