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Travel Alerts
We all love to travel to distant and interesting destinations. At times this means we may find ourselves affected by issues beyond our control. Below are a few of the current international health alerts. For safe travel we always advise registering your itinerary on the Smart Traveller website and subscribing to the destination specific alert emails it offers.


  • Spain – Chikungunya

    Three locally acquired cases of chikungunya have been reported by the Spanish health authorities, the first ever locally transmitted. A mosquito borne disease with an incubation period of 1-12 days, the disease is characterized by joint pain and sudden onset of high fever. Other symptoms...

  • Philippines – Dengue Fever

    Philippines is experiencing  a significant increase in the number of cases of dengue fever across the country, approximately 1,200 locally acquired cases  per week.  More than 77,000 cases have been reported since January 2019. Travelers should observe daytime insect precautions.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo / Uganda – Ebola Virus

    Following an outbreak of Ebola Virus in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  in the past 12 months, reports have confirmed Ebola virus has spread to neighbouring Uganda, where a child has been diagnosed and treated.  Numbers in DRC have been steadily increasing, but this is...

  • Maldives – Chikungunya

    Local authorities are reporting  more than 300  cases of chikungunya fever per month throughout the Maldives, significantly more than usual with the outbreak yet to peak. A mosquito borne disease for which there is no vaccine available, symptoms include fever, muscle pain, headache and severe...

  • Singapore – Dengue

    More than 270 cases of Dengue fever are being reported weekly in Singapore with around 3500 in total since January this year. Travellers are advised to follow strict mosquito avoidance measures.

  • Tahiti – Dengue

    A dengue type 2 epidemic has been declared in Tahiti by French Polynesian health authorities. Mosquito avoidance measures are recommended for locals and travellers. A vaccine is available for dengue but is only suitable for people who have had the disease already.

  • Measles – multiple destinations

    Measles outbreaks are currently occurring in many destinations around the world, including first world countries. The United States  is  reporting the highest number of cases since 2000. An acute viral illness, measles is highly contagious and can survive in the air for up to 2...

  • Polio – Indonesia

    The Centre for Disease Control is reporting an outbreak of polio in Papua Province, Indonesia. All travellers to Indonesia should be fully vaccinated against polio, and some adults may be recommended  a single lifetime booster dose. Those travelling in Indonesia for a month or longer...

  • New Caledonia – Dengue

    A dengue fever outbreak is being reported in New Caledonia. With dengue outbreaks common across the tropics, including the Pacific Islands, it is always wise to be careful to avoid mosquito bites when travelling, particularly during daylight hours in urban areas. There has been a...

  • Fiji – Typhoid

    Fiji’s Minister of Health has been quoted as reporting 31 confirmed and 14  suspected cases of typhoid fever in Naitasiri Province. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for all travelers to the affected area and strict hand hygiene precautions / food and water borne disease avoidance measures...

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