Current Travel Safety Information

    Zika Virus

    As of June 21, 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, “Last year, our aggressive actions helped lift the previous Zika zones in Wynwood, Little River and Miami Beach. This year, we stand ready to once again do all we can to protect Florida’s families, visitors and communities.”

    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