Zika Countries 2020

Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, is not harmful to most people. However, if a pregnant woman is bitten by a mosquito that is carrying Zika, the baby can be born with birth defects, including microcephaly (an abnormally small head). If Zika is present in your country, you don’t need to be alarmed unless you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, speak with your doctor about the most effective means of preventing Zika.

The risk of contracting Zika today is minimal, as eradication efforts have been active at containing its spread. There are three categories regarding a country’s risk of Zika: current or past transmission but no current outbreak, Zika-carrying mosquitoes present but no reported cases, and no Zika-carrying mosquitoes.

Current or Past Cases of Zika

Many countries in the Western hemisphere reported cases of Zika at the height of the outbreak. These countries included the United States, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, the Falkland Islands, and Bolivia.

Several countries in Africa and Asia reported cases of Zika. In Asia, those countries were India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Fiji. In Africa, those countries were Ethiopia, Burundi, Uganda, Central African Republic (CAR), Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Burkina Faso.

Again, these countries have had cases of Zika in the past but currently do not have any outbreaks. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant and plan to visit any of these countries, speak to your doctor about how to prevent Zika.

Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes: Present

There are many countries, particularly in the Eastern hemisphere, that have mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus but have not had any reported cases of Zika infection. In the Western region, the only country in this category is Uruguay. All other countries – except Chile, Canada, and the Danish territory of Greenland – have had reported cases of Zika.

In Europe, the only country that has Zika-carrying mosquitoes present is Georgia. Russia and Turkey, which are partially in Europe but mostly in Asia, also have Zika-carrying mosquitoes but no reported cases. All other European countries are free of Zika.

In Asia and Africa, several countries have Zika-carrying mosquitoes but no cases of human infection. They include Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. In Africa, those countries include Madagascar, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Chad, Niger, Mali, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Australia also has Zika-carrying mosquitoes but no reported cases.

No Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

All countries not previously listed have no history of Zika-carrying misquotes or of Zika infections. In the Western hemisphere, those countries include Chile, Canada, and the Danish territory of Greenland. In Europe, those countries include all but Georgia and the portions of Russia and Turkey that are in Europe.

In Asia, countries with no history of Zika include Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. In Africa, those countries include Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. New Zealand has no history of Zika.

Country Zika Information Population 2019
AfghanistanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika38,041,754
AlbaniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,880,917
AlgeriaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika43,053,054
American SamoaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak55,312
AndorraNo mosquitoes that spread Zika77,142
AngolaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak31,825,295
AnguillaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak14,869
Antigua And BarbudaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak97,118
ArgentinaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak44,780,677
ArmeniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,957,731
ArubaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak106,314
AustraliaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases25,203,198
AustriaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika8,955,102
AzerbaijanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,047,718
BahamasCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak389,482
BahrainNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,641,172
BangladeshCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak163,046,161
BarbadosCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak287,025
BelarusNo mosquitoes that spread Zika9,452,411
BelgiumNo mosquitoes that spread Zika11,539,328
BelizeCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak390,353
BeninWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases11,801,151
BermudaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika62,506
BhutanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases763,092
BoliviaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak11,513,100
Bosnia And HerzegovinaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika3,301,000
BotswanaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases2,303,697
BrazilCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak211,049,527
British Virgin IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak30,030
BruneiWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases433,285
BulgariaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika7,000,119
Burkina FasoCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak20,321,378
BurundiCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak11,530,580
CambodiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak16,486,542
CameroonCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak25,876,380
CanadaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika37,411,047
Cape VerdeCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak549,935
Cayman IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak64,948
Central African RepublicCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak4,745,185
ChadWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases15,946,876
ChileNo mosquitoes that spread Zika18,952,038
ChinaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,433,783,686
ColombiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak50,339,443
ComorosNo mosquitoes that spread Zika850,886
Cook IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak17,548
Costa RicaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak5,047,561
CroatiaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,130,304
CubaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak11,333,483
CyprusNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,198,575
Czech RepublicNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,689,209
DenmarkNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,771,876
DjiboutiWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases973,560
DominicaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak71,808
Dominican RepublicCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak10,738,958
Dr CongoWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases86,790,567
EcuadorCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak17,373,662
EgyptWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases100,388,073
El SalvadorCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak6,453,553
Equatorial GuineaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,355,986
EritreaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases3,497,117
EstoniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,325,648
EthiopiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak112,078,730
Falkland IslandsNo mosquitoes that spread Zika3,377
Faroe IslandsNo mosquitoes that spread Zika48,678
FijiCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak889,953
FinlandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,532,156
FranceNo mosquitoes that spread Zika65,129,728
French GuianaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak290,832
French PolynesiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak279,287
GabonCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak2,172,579
GambiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases2,347,706
GeorgiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases3,996,765
GermanyNo mosquitoes that spread Zika83,517,045
GhanaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases30,417,856
GibraltarNo mosquitoes that spread Zika33,701
GreeceNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,473,455
GreenlandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika56,672
GrenadaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak112,003
GuadeloupeCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak400,056
GuamWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases167,294
GuatemalaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak17,581,472
GuineaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases12,771,246
Guinea BissauCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak1,920,922
GuyanaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak782,766
HaitiCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak11,263,077
HondurasCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak9,746,117
Hong KongNo mosquitoes that spread Zika7,436,154
HungaryNo mosquitoes that spread Zika9,684,679
IcelandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika339,031
IndiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak1,366,417,754
IndonesiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak270,625,568
IranNo mosquitoes that spread Zika82,913,906
IraqNo mosquitoes that spread Zika39,309,783
IrelandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,882,495
Isle Of ManNo mosquitoes that spread Zika84,584
IsraelNo mosquitoes that spread Zika8,519,377
ItalyNo mosquitoes that spread Zika60,550,075
Ivory CoastCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak25,716,544
JamaicaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak2,948,279
JapanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika126,860,301
JordanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,101,694
KazakhstanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika18,551,427
KenyaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases52,573,973
KiribatiWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases117,606
KuwaitNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,207,083
KyrgyzstanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika6,415,850
LaosCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak7,169,455
LatviaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,906,743
LebanonNo mosquitoes that spread Zika6,855,713
LesothoNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,125,268
LiberiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases4,937,374
LibyaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika6,777,452
LiechtensteinNo mosquitoes that spread Zika38,019
LithuaniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,759,627
LuxembourgNo mosquitoes that spread Zika615,729
MacauNo mosquitoes that spread Zika640,445
MadagascarWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases26,969,307
MalawiWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases18,628,747
MalaysiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak31,949,777
MaldivesCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak530,953
MaliWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases19,658,031
MaltaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika440,372
Marshall IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak58,791
MartiniqueCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak375,554
MauritaniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,525,696
MauritiusNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,269,668
MayotteNo mosquitoes that spread Zika266,150
MexicoCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak127,575,529
MicronesiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak113,815
MoldovaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,043,263
MonacoNo mosquitoes that spread Zika38,964
MongoliaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika3,225,167
MontenegroNo mosquitoes that spread Zika627,987
MontserratCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak4,989
MoroccoNo mosquitoes that spread Zika36,471,769
MozambiqueWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases30,366,036
NamibiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases2,494,530
NauruWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases10,756
NepalWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases28,608,710
NetherlandsNo mosquitoes that spread Zika17,097,130
New CaledoniaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak282,750
New ZealandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,783,063
NicaraguaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak6,545,502
NigerWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases23,310,715
NigeriaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak200,963,599
NiueWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,615
North KoreaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika25,666,161
Northern Mariana IslandsWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases57,216
NorwayNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,378,857
OmanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases4,974,986
PakistanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases216,565,318
PalauCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak18,008
PanamaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak4,246,439
Papua New GuineaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak8,776,109
ParaguayCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak7,044,636
PeruCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak32,510,453
PhilippinesCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak108,116,615
PolandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika37,887,768
PortugalNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,226,187
Puerto RicoCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak2,933,408
QatarNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,832,067
Republic Of The CongoWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases5,380,508
ReunionNo mosquitoes that spread Zika888,927
RomaniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika19,364,557
RussiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases145,872,256
RwandaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases12,626,950
Saint Kitts And NevisCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak52,823
Saint LuciaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak182,790
Saint MartinCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak38,002
Saint Pierre And MiquelonNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,822
Saint Vincent And The GrenadinesCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak110,589
SamoaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak197,097
San MarinoNo mosquitoes that spread Zika33,860
Sao Tome And PrincipeNo mosquitoes that spread Zika215,056
Saudi ArabiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases34,268,528
SenegalCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak16,296,364
SerbiaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika8,772,235
SeychellesNo mosquitoes that spread Zika97,739
Sierra LeoneWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases7,813,215
SingaporeCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak5,804,337
Sint MaartenCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak42,388
SlovakiaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,457,013
SloveniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,078,654
Solomon IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak669,823
SomaliaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases15,442,905
South AfricaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases58,558,270
South KoreaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika51,225,308
South SudanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases11,062,113
SpainNo mosquitoes that spread Zika46,736,776
Sri LankaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases21,323,733
SudanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases42,813,238
SurinameCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak581,372
SwedenNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,036,379
SwitzerlandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika8,591,365
SyriaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika17,070,135
TaiwanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases23,773,876
TajikistanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika9,321,018
TanzaniaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases58,005,463
ThailandCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak69,625,582
Timor LesteWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,293,119
TogoWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases8,082,366
TokelauWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,340
TongaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak104,494
Trinidad And TobagoCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak1,394,973
TunisiaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika11,694,719
TurkeyWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases83,429,615
TurkmenistanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,942,089
TuvaluWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases11,646
UgandaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak44,269,594
UkraineNo mosquitoes that spread Zika43,993,638
United Arab EmiratesNo mosquitoes that spread Zika9,770,529
United KingdomNo mosquitoes that spread Zika67,530,172
United StatesCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak329,064,917
United States Virgin IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak104,578
UruguayWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases3,461,734
UzbekistanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika32,981,716
VanuatuCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak299,882
Vatican CityNo mosquitoes that spread Zika799
VenezuelaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak28,515,829
VietnamCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak96,462,106
Wallis And FutunaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases11,432
Western SaharaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika582,463
YemenWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases29,161,922
ZambiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases17,861,030
ZimbabweWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases14,645,468