United States of America

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

Check the current security situation on the federal government website.

Important health risks

Insect-borne diseases

Insects can transmit diseases such as denguechikungunya (in the South and South-Eastern states and Hawaii) and West Nile virus disease.

Protect yourself against insects.

Tick-borne diseases

Ticks can transmit diseases such as Lyme disease.

Altitude sickness

You may experience altitude sickness in areas above 2500 metres.


Take a look at the general preventive measures related to COVID-19.

Other frequent health risks while travelling

Read these tips before you leave.


Update of basic vaccinations


Other vaccinations

Recommended for some travellers

Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:


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