Returning home

Protect yourself from mosquito bites
Even if you do not feel sick, travelers returning to the United States from an area with Zika should take steps to prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks so they do not spread Zika to mosquitoes that could spread the virus to other people.

Protect yourself during sex
  • Protect yourself and your partner during sex, especially if your partner traveled to an area with Zika or if you are pregnant or considering getting pregnant.
  • The amount of time you need to protect yourself during sex depends on whether your partner has symptoms and whether you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. For specific guidelines, see our Prevention page.
See a doctor or healthcare professional
If you feel sick after your return from your trip, learn more about the symptoms of Zika to find out if you need to be tested for the Zika virus.