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CDC Travel Advisory for Employees Who Travel


Before traveling, advise employees to:

  • Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices ( for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel. There is also specific travel information for travelers going to and returning from China.
  • Before starting to travel, employees should check themselves for symptoms of acute respiratory illness:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.  They should notify their employers and stay if they exhibit the symptoms.

  • Ensure employees who become sick while traveling or on temporary assignment understand that they should notify their supervisor and should promptly call a healthcare provider for advice if needed.
  • If outside the United States, sick employees should follow your company’s policy for obtaining medical care or contact a healthcare provider or overseas medical assistance company to assist them with finding an appropriate healthcare provider in that country. A U.S. consular officer can help locate healthcare services. However, U.S. embassies, consulates, and military facilities do not have the legal authority, capability, and resources to evacuate or give medicines, vaccines, or medical care to private U.S. citizens overseas.

For further updates, visit the CDC website at

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