Public Health England (PHE) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) have updated Zika virus (ZIKV): clinical and travel guidance.

The number of travel-associated cases of Zika virus has fallen considerably since the outbreak in 2015. In line with the reduced incidence of the virus, PHE and NaTHNaC have changed the risk levels of a number of countries from ‘high’ risk to ‘moderate’ risk. Pregnant women continue to be advised to postpone non-essential travel to areas of moderate or high risk.

While the underlying travel advisories for pregnant women travelling to areas of risk have not changed, the advice on preventing sexual transmission of Zika has been updated to focus on pregnant women, their partners, and couples planning pregnancy, targeting those most at risk of potentially serious complications from Zika infection.

Details of all countries at risk can be found as an A–Z on the PHE website, and there are links from here to the relevant NaTHNaC travel advisory for the associated countries.