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Traveler's Health More Frequently Asked Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the government's official resource for travel both domestic and international. On its website, Traveler's Health, you will find current, need-to-know information from a checklist of what medications to take and the vaccinations required for every country as well as notification of travel restrictions and health alerts.

Some ongoing health conditions may require extra consideration before traveling.

21 Tips for Traveling with Diabetes (CDC)

Travelers with Chronic Illnesses (CDC)

Travel and Heart Disease (American Heart Association)

Travel Tips: A Guide for Kidney Patients (National Kidney Foundation)

Travelers with Disabilities (U.S. Department of State)

Centers for Disease Control Yellow Book 2024 cover imageInternational Travel

The CDC Yellow Book 2024: Health Information for International Travel is a trusted resource, providing international travelers and clinicians with expert guidance for safe and healthy travel abroad. It compiles the U.S. government’s most current travel health guidelines, including pre-travel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts.

Other reliable and up-to-date information for international travel can be found at Your Health Abroad from the U.S. Department of State.

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