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      United States of America

      Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski

      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.

      COVID-19

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

      Other frequent health risks while travelling

      Read these tips before you leave.

      Vaccinations

      Update of basic vaccinations

      Recommended

      Other vaccinations

      Recommended for some travellers

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