Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus Update

United States Embassy Kuala Lumpur
Security Message for U.S. Citizens
Zika Virus Update
March 29, 2017

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:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Malaysia Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia, located at 376 Jalan Tun Razak 50400, Kuala Lumpur, and is open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you are a U.S. citizen and have any questions or concerns, please call the U.S. Embassy at (03) 2168-5000 during normal business hours, or visit the U.S. Citizens Service website at https://my.usembassy.gov/. We will post the most updated information on the website. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (03) 2168-5000.
  • 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).