The U.S. Embassy Majuro informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for the Republic of the Marshall Islands regarding the Zika virus. There is evidence that Zika is linked to birth defects in the fetuses of infected pregnant women and Guillain-Barré syndrome in infected individuals of any age or gender. Zika is typically a mosquito-borne illness, but there are reports that the virus has been transmitted through sexual contact and blood transfusion. For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website. For information about CDC travel notices, call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from overseas or visit the CDC website.
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Republic of the Marshall IslandsCountry 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 the Republic of the Marshall Islands, located at Mejen Weto, Oceanside, Majuro Atoll, at +692-247-4011, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +692-455-8213.
- 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).
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