Tourists and travellers bound for the regions affected by the Zika virus should take basic precautions. The Brazilian government follows all the safety standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) for controlling and preventing the Zika virus. According to the WHO statement issued on March 8, 2016:
• There should be no general restrictions on travel or trade with countries, areas and/or territories with Zika virus transmission.
• Pregnant women should be advised not travel to areas of ongoing Zika virus outbreaks; pregnant women whose sexual partners live in or travel to areas with Zika virus outbreaks should ensure safe sexual practices or abstain from sex for the duration of their pregnancy.
• Travellers to areas with Zika virus outbreaks should be provided with up to date advice on potential risks and appropriate measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to mosquito bites and, upon return, should take appropriate measures, including safe sex, to reduce the risk of onward transmission.