Following the reported spread of the Zika Virus across regions of the Americas, more information on the virus has been provided for anyone travelling to the affected areas.

The Zika virus is a disease spread by the daytime bite of mosquitoes, and is being transmitted across regions of the Americas. Most infections have no or only mild symptoms. There is no vaccine available.

There is no additional risk provided bite and sting avoidance is strictly followed. The only travel avoidance advice refers to those currently pregnant. Those planning to become pregnant should avoid mosquito bites during their trip