Caribbean Travel Health Information

Island-by-island health advisories from the CDC

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Some of the nastiest health bugs in the world fall under the category of "tropical diseases." Fortunately, the Caribbean is generally blessed with a healthy environment and clean water supplies, and few visitors experience serious health problems when traveling to the islands. So, visitors to the region generally are not required to undergo immunization.  Still, the Caribbean is not immune from the occasional outbreak of tropical diseases like malaria, and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does recommend that visitors to certain islands get up to date on their immunizations before they leave home.

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The CDC's Traveler's Health website provides a wealth of information on healthy travels, including country-by-country guides that include current travel warnings, information on safety and security, local diseases and health concerns, and preventative tips. Here are the CDC's travel health destination guides for the islands of the Caribbean:

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Aruba

The Bahamas

Barbados

Bermuda

Bonaire

British Virgin Islands

The Cayman Islands

Cuba

Curacao

Dominica

The Dominican Republic

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Haiti

Jamaica

Martinique

Montserrat

Puerto Rico

Saba

St. Barths

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Eustatius (Statia)

St. Maarten and St. Martin

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos

U.S. Virgin Islands