Travel Health Information for UN Personnel


Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo 

An outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been recently declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The epicenter of this outbreak is in the north-east part of the country, in the North Kivu province. This is the 10th outbreak in the country, the last one occurring in May 2018. For the latest situation update, please see the WHO Ebola webpage

Based on currently available information, the WHO currently does not recommend any restriction of travel and trade to the DRC. For additional information and prevention tips from the UN Medical Services Division on Ebola, please visit the dedicated Ebola webpage.

Vaccination and Malaria Prophylaxis Recommendations
The UN Medical Directors have developed an overarching Vaccination and Malaria Prophylaxis Recommendations (English / French) for all UN personnel travelling on official business. Please be sure to consult this document in preparation regarding your health needs for your upcoming travel. 

Please note that these recommendations should be applied according to factors such as an individual's vaccination history, health status, destination(s), trip itinerary, type of travel, length of stay, etc.

Specific Disease Recommendations for UN Personnel
From time to time, when a specific disease outbreak situation warrants further attention, the UN Medical Directors also issue specific risk mitigation recommendations to UN personnel. 

These are listed below for your reference. If applicable to you, please follow these recommendations accordingly:

General Travel Health Resources

Travel-Related Resources from the World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Organization: Disease Outbreak News (DONs): This website describes all recent disease outbreaks and provides WHO recommendations for prevention and control for each outbreak listed.

World Health Organization: International Travel and Health: This website is the WHO's international travel and helath page and contains the latest updates for travellers.

World Health Organization: Vaccination Requirements and Recommendations for Yellow fever and Malaria (15 November 2018): This website/document provides all UN personnel with the latest WHO recommendations and country requirements to travellers regarding the need for yellow fever vaccination and malaria prevention.

Please note that country requirements for vaccinations are subject to change at any time. It is important for travellers to ensure that they know the requirements of the country to which they are travelling by checking with the relevant consulate or embassy.


Travel Information from Selected Governments
USA: Travelers' Health from the Centers for Disease Control
USA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travel Health Notices
Canada: Public Health Agency of Canada: Travel Health Notices
UK: Travel Health Pro
Australia: Smart Traveller


Travel Information from Selected Organizations
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers