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CDC Health Information for International Travel 2008



Frequently Requested Information


Official U.S. government website for pandemic influenza

The Green Sheet
CDC's list of sanitation inspection scores for specific cruise ships
See also Vessel Sanitation Program.
Both from NCEH Vessel Sanitation Program. For more health advice on taking cruises, see the Cruise Ships and Air Travel page

Vaccinations and Travel
Vaccination schedules for adults and children, travel vaccination recommendations for pregnant women, those with immunocompromise, HIV...more

State and Local Health Departments
Links to their sites

U.S. State Department Travel Site
Passport Services and Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets for specific countries

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Importing food, plant, animal products, clearing goods through customs, more. A Dept. of Homeland Security site

Other Resources at CDC

Quarantine Stations
Contact information for each United States quarantine station

Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
Information on issues such as the medical examination of aliens (immigrants and refugees) and the importation of animals, including pets

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Comprehensive CDC site

CDC A-Z Index of Health and Safety Topics
Fact sheets, disease prevention and health information from A to Z

Other Resources Outside CDC

Health Information

Worldwide communication and data collection network for the surveillance of travel related morbidity. A project of ISTM and CDC

World Health Organization (WHO)
Includes the WHO International Travel and Health Page, WHO Disease Outbreak News, and the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Important health information on countries in the Western Hemisphere

Health Canada
Includes the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Travel Medicine Program, which provides information to Canadian travelers and travel medicine professionals

Health Protection Agency
Public health agency, England and Wales

International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)

Other Sites Recommended by CDC
CDC information networks, public health partners, state and local health departments, and web resources

Nonmedical Information

U.S. Department of State: Passport Services and Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets for specific countries

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Information for travelers about importing wildlife or plant products

CIA World Factbook
Geographic, political, economic, and demographic information on specific countries

International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA)
(Part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Information on the safety of flying in other countries

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  • Page last updated: December 13, 2006
  • Content source:
    Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
    National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases
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