Current Travel Safety Information

    Zika Virus

    As of July 17, 2017, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) reports that there are no areas of ongoing, active transmission of Zika by mosquitoes in Florida. All previous Zika zones in Miami-Dade County were lifted on Dec. 9, 2016 after 45 days with no evidence of active transmission and no additional people infected. It is not uncommen, however, for there to be isolated incidents of locally aquired Zika, so DOH advises residents and visitors of Miami-Dade County to remain vigilant about mosquito bite protection by draining all sources of standing water to keep mosquitoes from breeding and by wearing bug repelant. 

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed its designation for Miami-Dade County as a "Zika cautionary area." This means that there are no longer any travel recommendations related to Zika virus for Miami-Dade County.

    To speak directly with someone from the Florida Department of Health, please call the Florida Zika Virus Information Hotline at 855-622-6735.

    According to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, “While Florida does not have any identified areas with active Zika transmission, DOH, mosquito control districts and community partners across the state have been tirelessly working together to help combat the spread of this disease and keep our state safe. We know that summer means more rain, more mosquitos, and more travel-related cases, and that is why we must continue to take aggressive preparedness actions. It is also important that all Floridians do their part to dump standing water and wear bug spray in order to help fight the spread of Zika. We will continue to remain in contact with our federal and state partners and we remain fully committed to doing everything we can to protect our families and visitors.”

    RESOURCES

    Florida Zika Virus Information Hotline: 855-622-6735

    Florida Department of Health Zika Virus Information

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zika Virus Information

    CDC Advice for People Traveling to South Florida