Mosquito bite avoidance: advice for travellers

Materials to advise those travelling abroad on reducing the risk of acquiring mosquito-borne infections.

Applies to England



Health advice for travellers to reduce the risk of acquiring mosquito-borne infections such as chikungunya, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever and Zika. It was developed by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

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Arabic, Bengali, French, Gujarati, Hausa, Igbo, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Yoruba, Urdu, Xhosa

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Published 10 February 2016
Last updated 24 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added links to translated and alternative versions.

  2. Updated advice materials.

  3. Updated to version 3, for minor text updates to reflect changes in wording to other documents.

  4. Version 2. The main changes are to: Cover up; Nets; Repellent.

  5. First published.