Information for Travelers & Travel Hosts
When traveling outside of the United States for vacation, work, or to provide humanitarian aide overseas, always check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Traveler’s Health website for health-related advisories, travel restrictions, or other updates prior to leaving for your destination.
Current Travel Concerns
Immunization Clinics for travelers
Sometimes prior to international travel certain shots may be required or recommended. Because some shots require more than one dose for full protection, start planning for travel immunizations four to six weeks before you are due to leave.
Information for Travel Hosts in Rhode Island
Families, schools, healthcare providers, military installations, businesses, and others who host or welcome worldwide travelers in Rhode Island may check the CDC Traveler’s Health website to learn about any active disease outbreaks from worldwide regions, to review health-related advisories before travelers arrive, and to learn about recommended personal precautions for close contacts, if applicable.
Families, employers, or other travel hosts who recognize early symptoms can help recent travelers get the medical care they need right away to prevent more serious illness from developing, and to keep any contagious diseases from spreading to others at home, school, or in the work place.
All hosts of travelers should know in advance where to bring travelers who are ill for all levels of medical care (routine, urgent, emergency, dental, etc.) in the event any medical needs arise. For assistance finding a healthcare provider in Rhode Island, use our Find a Doctor tool.