New Travel Advice Issued For 20 Countries

New travel advice has been published for 20 countries by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, following an outbreak of the Zika Virus.

Citizens are being advised to be aware of the risks of Zika Virus and to take the appropriate precautions if visiting Central and South America and the Caribbean.

"The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued travel advisories for 20 countries in response to the ongoing Zika Virus outbreak. While the risk is low in most cases I would particularly urge pregnant women and women who are trying to become pregnant to consider postponing their travel to affected areas and to consult with their healthcare provider before they travel," Minister Flanagan said.

"My Department remains in close contact with the HSE and our Missions in the Americas in relation to this outbreak and will continue to review our travel advice as appropriate. In the meantime, those who intend to travel to Central and South America should ensure they take the proper precautions against mosquito bites and secure the necessary vaccinations for this type of environment."


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