International travel and health

World - Cholera

Although it is unusual for tourists and short term visitors to be affected by cholera provided that they adhere to proper food safety and adequate hygiene, this disease continues to cause serious outbreaks in parts of the world where water supplies, sanitation, food safety, and hygiene are inadequate.

For more detailed information on issues relating to travel and trade you may consult the three WHO information and position documents below.

Frequently asked questions and answers on cholera for travellers

WHO statement relating to international travel and trade to and from countries experiencing outbreaks of cholera

Prevention and control of cholera outbreaks: WHO policy and recommendations