Recommendations for Visitors of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
You are pregnant or intend to get pregnant: avoid all trips to countries and regions affected. Should you still travel to countries affected, discuss the situation with your physician before you begin your journey.
Keep strictly to the following prevention measures:
- Avoid mosquito bites: use insect repellents in line with their instructions• Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. Mosquitoes transmitting the Zika virus are mainly active during the day, which means they also bite between dawn and dusk
- Sleep or rest in protected or airconditioned rooms or under a mosquito net, even during the day
- Use condoms during intercourse
Should you suffer from a severe chronic disease, e.g. immune disorder, consult your physician.
After visiting the Olympics
Pregnant women: inform your gynaecologist during pregnancy examinations about any trips to regions affected.
Men: use condoms to avoid any infection with the Zika virus. Should your partner be pregnant, use condoms until the end of the pregnancy. Should your partner not be pregnant, use condoms for at least eight weeks. If you experience the symptoms of a Zika virus infection during this period, use a condom for at least six months.
Should you experience symptoms such as mild fever, headaches, muscle and joint pains or skin rashes within two weeks of returning from a trip, consult a physician and inform him/her about your travels.
Information folder for visitors of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro