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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.


  • Ebola Virus – Democratic Republic of Congo

    The current outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues. With around  38 new cases weekly, this makes it the second biggest outbreak ever recorded.  Neighbouring Uganda is at highest risk of involvement and ports of entry are on high alert....

  • Zimbabwe – Typhoid

    A significant number of cases of  typhoid continue to be reported in Harare by the WHO. Typhoid vaccination is considered for all travelers going to this country. Strict food and water borne prevention measures are also recommended.  

  • Bali – Japanese Encephalitis

    The media is reporting an increase in the number of cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Bali. Children are thought to be at more risk from complications of the disease. A vaccination campaign aimed at children is underway for Balinese locals. A mosquito borne infection,...

  • South Africa – Rabies Increase

    Following an ongoing outbreak of dog rabies, South African authorities are reporting a significant increase in human rabies cases in some provinces. 14  cases have been confirmed since January.  Rabies is almost always fatal if contracted and depending on itinerary, a course of vaccinations prior...

  • PNG – Polio outbreak widens

    The recent outbreak of polio in PNG continues with 19 confirmed cases since June and potentially 3 more cases pending confirmation. Emergency polio vaccinations are being distributed to local people in an effort to reach unvaccinated children.  Anyone travelling to PNG should ensure they have...

  • Venezuela – Malaria

    Venezuela is reporting a significant increase in the number of malaria cases making it, according to WHO, the country with the highest increase in the world in 2018. A mosquito borne disease, travellers to Venezuela should seek advice from a travel doctor prior to departure...

  • Congo – Ebola

    The current outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues, with more than 30 new cases being reported each week. This outbreak is located in the North East corner of the country. Total number of cases reported to date is close...

  • Spain – Dengue Fever

    Spanish health authorities have confirmed the country’s first cases of locally acquired Dengue Fever. With no vaccine currently available for those with no previous exposure, mosquito avoidance measures are imperative for anyone travelling to a Dengue endemic region.

  • Chile – Hepatitis A

    The International Society of Infectious Disease is reporting a significant increase in hepatitis A in Chile,  779 cases having been reported so far this year. This is 140% increase compared to the same date of 2017, with Coronel, Talcahuano and Concepcion being the most affected....

  • Europe – West Nile Virus

    The International Society of Infectious Diseases is reporting 975 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus (including 64 deaths)  across Europe since June 2018.  A viral disease most commonly spread by mosquitoes, countries with above average incidences include Italy, Greece and Serbia. This is around 3...

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