Be aware of travel advisories
CDC guidelines for returning to the U.S. once you've traveled
abroad. In certain cases, you may need a medical exam by a healthcare provider once
return home. These cases include:
You have fever, diarrhea,
vomiting, jaundice, urinary problems, rash, or a skin or genital infection. You
should have flu-like symptoms assessed right away.
After visiting a malaria-risk
area, you develop a fever, flu-like symptoms, or become ill while traveling or
within a year after returning home. See a healthcare provider right away for
- You return from an area with outbreaks of contagious
infections, such as COVID-19 or measles.
You have been exposed to
certain high-risk germs, even if you have no symptoms.
You have engaged in casual
unprotected sex or get an injection, tattoo, or body piercing. You may need to be
screened for certain diseases.
You have a chronic disease
such as HIV or AIDS, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or liver disease. Talk with
your healthcare provider to see what they advise about medical care after
You have lived abroad for
many months or longer. In this case, you should get a medical exam when you
return. Certain diseases don't develop right away after travel, but some may
appear within a few weeks. See your provider right away if you become ill after
returning from extended travel abroad.
There is always the possibility
that you may contract an unusual disease. It could be one with symptoms that don't
appear until many months after exposure (for example, malaria). Talk with your
healthcare provider for more information.