Zika Virus Update

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map.

For more information about travel guidance for pregnant women, visit the CDC’s website.  For general information and the latest updates about Zika and steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to the virus, please visit the CDC website.

For further information about security in the Dutch Caribbean:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Country Specific Information for Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, and/or BES Islands.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • The U.S. Consulate General in Curaçao is located at J.B. Gorsiraweg 1, Curaçao.   During business hours, call +599(9) 461-3066.  For after-hours emergencies, call +599(9) 510-6870.  If calling from the United States, dial 011 before the number.  If calling from the following islands, enter the appropriate code before the number: Aruba (00); Bonaire (00), Saba (00), St. Maarten (011), St. Eustatius (00).   You can email the American Citizen Services Section at acscuracao@state.gov.  The United States Consulate General in Curaçao serves U.S. citizens in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Maarten, and St. Eustatius.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).