Travellers' health

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.

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Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019

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News

World Youth Day 2019 - information for travellers

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Rapid risk assessment: Monkeypox cases in the UK imported by travellers returning from Nigeria, 2018

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Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Potential public health risks related to communicable diseases at the WorldPride festival in Madrid, 23 June–2 July 2017

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Monthly measles and rubella monitoring reports

Dengue worldwide overview

Cholera worldwide overview

Chikungunya worldwide overview

Publication

Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019

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News

World Youth Day 2019 - information for travellers

Epidemiological update -

Publication

Rapid risk assessment: Mass gathering event, FIFA World Cup, Russia 2018

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Publication

Rapid Risk Assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the Hajj 2017, Saudi Arabia, 30 August – 4 September 2017

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Publication

Rapid Risk Assessment: Potential public health risks related to communicable diseases at the WorldPride festival in Madrid, 23 June–2 July 2017

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Active threats and outbreaks

Active threats and outbreaks

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (North Kivu and Ituri)
The number of cases and affected areas continues to increase. It is unlikely that the outbreak will be controlled in the near future. Find out more

Measles
Large outbreaks with fatalities are ongoing in EU countries that had previously eliminated or interrupted endemic transmission. Find out more

Upcoming mass gatherings

Hajj 2019 (9 - 14 August)

The risk of of communicable diseases for EU/EEA travellers is considered low, if preventive measures are applied.

Prior to travelling, travellers should seek advice from healthcare providers on the health recommendations for Saudi Arabia, such as required vaccinations.