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.

Zika Countries 2020

Country Zika Information Population 2020
AfghanistanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika38,928,346
AlbaniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,877,797
AlgeriaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika43,851,044
American SamoaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak55,191
AndorraNo mosquitoes that spread Zika77,265
AngolaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak32,866,272
AnguillaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak15,003
Antigua And BarbudaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak97,929
ArgentinaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak45,195,774
ArmeniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,963,243
ArubaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak106,766
AustraliaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases25,499,884
AustriaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika9,006,398
AzerbaijanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,139,177
BahamasCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak393,244
BahrainNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,701,575
BangladeshCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak164,689,383
BarbadosCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak287,375
BelarusNo mosquitoes that spread Zika9,449,323
BelgiumNo mosquitoes that spread Zika11,589,623
BelizeCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak397,628
BeninWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases12,123,200
BermudaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika62,278
BhutanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases771,608
BoliviaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak11,673,021
Bosnia And HerzegovinaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika3,280,819
BotswanaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases2,351,627
BrazilCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak212,559,417
British Virgin IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak30,231
BruneiWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases437,479
BulgariaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika6,948,445
Burkina FasoCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak20,903,273
BurundiCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak11,890,784
CambodiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak16,718,965
CameroonCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak26,545,863
CanadaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika37,742,154
Cape VerdeCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak555,987
Cayman IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak65,722
Central African RepublicCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak4,829,767
ChadWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases16,425,864
ChileNo mosquitoes that spread Zika19,116,201
ChinaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,439,323,776
ColombiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak50,882,891
ComorosNo mosquitoes that spread Zika869,601
Cook IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak17,564
Costa RicaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak5,094,118
CroatiaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,105,267
CubaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak11,326,616
CyprusNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,207,359
Czech RepublicNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,708,981
DenmarkNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,792,202
DjiboutiWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases988,000
DominicaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak71,986
Dominican RepublicCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak10,847,910
Dr CongoWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases89,561,403
EcuadorCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak17,643,054
EgyptWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases102,334,404
El SalvadorCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak6,486,205
Equatorial GuineaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,402,985
EritreaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases3,546,421
EstoniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,326,535
EthiopiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak114,963,588
Falkland IslandsNo mosquitoes that spread Zika3,480
Faroe IslandsNo mosquitoes that spread Zika48,863
FijiCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak896,445
FinlandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,540,720
FranceNo mosquitoes that spread Zika65,273,511
French GuianaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak298,682
French PolynesiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak280,908
GabonCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak2,225,734
GambiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases2,416,668
GeorgiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases3,989,167
GermanyNo mosquitoes that spread Zika83,783,942
GhanaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases31,072,940
GibraltarNo mosquitoes that spread Zika33,691
GreeceNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,423,054
GreenlandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika56,770
GrenadaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak112,523
GuadeloupeCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak400,124
GuamWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases168,775
GuatemalaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak17,915,568
GuineaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases13,132,795
Guinea BissauCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak1,968,001
GuyanaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak786,552
HaitiCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak11,402,528
HondurasCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak9,904,607
Hong KongNo mosquitoes that spread Zika7,496,981
HungaryNo mosquitoes that spread Zika9,660,351
IcelandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika341,243
IndiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak1,380,004,385
IndonesiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak273,523,615
IranNo mosquitoes that spread Zika83,992,949
IraqNo mosquitoes that spread Zika40,222,493
IrelandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,937,786
Isle Of ManNo mosquitoes that spread Zika85,033
IsraelNo mosquitoes that spread Zika8,655,535
ItalyNo mosquitoes that spread Zika60,461,826
Ivory CoastCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak26,378,274
JamaicaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak2,961,167
JapanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika126,476,461
JordanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,203,134
KazakhstanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika18,776,707
KenyaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases53,771,296
KiribatiWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases119,449
KuwaitNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,270,571
KyrgyzstanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika6,524,195
LaosCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak7,275,560
LatviaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,886,198
LebanonNo mosquitoes that spread Zika6,825,445
LesothoNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,142,249
LiberiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases5,057,681
LibyaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika6,871,292
LiechtensteinNo mosquitoes that spread Zika38,128
LithuaniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,722,289
LuxembourgNo mosquitoes that spread Zika625,978
MacauNo mosquitoes that spread Zika649,335
MadagascarWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases27,691,018
MalawiWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases19,129,952
MalaysiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak32,365,999
MaldivesCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak540,544
MaliWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases20,250,833
MaltaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika441,543
Marshall IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak59,190
MartiniqueCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak375,265
MauritaniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,649,658
MauritiusNo mosquitoes that spread Zika1,271,768
MayotteNo mosquitoes that spread Zika272,815
MexicoCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak128,932,753
MicronesiaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak115,023
MoldovaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,033,963
MonacoNo mosquitoes that spread Zika39,242
MongoliaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika3,278,290
MontenegroNo mosquitoes that spread Zika628,066
MontserratCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak4,992
MoroccoNo mosquitoes that spread Zika36,910,560
MozambiqueWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases31,255,435
NamibiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases2,540,905
NauruWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases10,824
NepalWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases29,136,808
NetherlandsNo mosquitoes that spread Zika17,134,872
New CaledoniaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak285,498
New ZealandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika4,822,233
NicaraguaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak6,624,554
NigerWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases24,206,644
NigeriaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak206,139,589
NiueWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,626
North KoreaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika25,778,816
Northern Mariana IslandsWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases57,559
NorwayNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,421,241
OmanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases5,106,626
PakistanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases220,892,340
PalauCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak18,094
PanamaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak4,314,767
Papua New GuineaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak8,947,024
ParaguayCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak7,132,538
PeruCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak32,971,854
PhilippinesCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak109,581,078
PolandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika37,846,611
PortugalNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,196,709
Puerto RicoCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak2,860,853
QatarNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,881,053
Republic Of The CongoWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases5,518,087
ReunionNo mosquitoes that spread Zika895,312
RomaniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika19,237,691
RussiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases145,934,462
RwandaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases12,952,218
Saint Kitts And NevisCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak53,199
Saint LuciaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak183,627
Saint MartinCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak38,666
Saint Pierre And MiquelonNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,794
Saint Vincent And The GrenadinesCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak110,940
SamoaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak198,414
San MarinoNo mosquitoes that spread Zika33,931
Sao Tome And PrincipeNo mosquitoes that spread Zika219,159
Saudi ArabiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases34,813,871
SenegalCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak16,743,927
SerbiaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika8,737,371
SeychellesNo mosquitoes that spread Zika98,347
Sierra LeoneWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases7,976,983
SingaporeCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak5,850,342
Sint MaartenCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak42,876
SlovakiaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika5,459,642
SloveniaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika2,078,938
Solomon IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak686,884
SomaliaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases15,893,222
South AfricaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases59,308,690
South KoreaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika51,269,185
South SudanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases11,193,725
SpainNo mosquitoes that spread Zika46,754,778
Sri LankaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases21,413,249
SudanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases43,849,260
SurinameCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak586,632
SwedenNo mosquitoes that spread Zika10,099,265
SwitzerlandNo mosquitoes that spread Zika8,654,622
SyriaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika17,500,658
TaiwanWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases23,816,775
TajikistanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika9,537,645
TanzaniaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases59,734,218
ThailandCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak69,799,978
Timor LesteWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,318,445
TogoWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases8,278,724
TokelauWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases1,357
TongaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak105,695
Trinidad And TobagoCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak1,399,488
TunisiaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika11,818,619
TurkeyWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases84,339,067
TurkmenistanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika6,031,200
TuvaluWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases11,792
UgandaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak45,741,007
UkraineNo mosquitoes that spread Zika43,733,762
United Arab EmiratesNo mosquitoes that spread Zika9,890,402
United KingdomNo mosquitoes that spread Zika67,886,011
United StatesCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak331,002,651
United States Virgin IslandsCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak104,425
UruguayWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases3,473,730
UzbekistanNo mosquitoes that spread Zika33,469,203
VanuatuCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak307,145
Vatican CityNo mosquitoes that spread Zika801
VenezuelaCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak28,435,940
VietnamCurrent or past transmission but no Zika outbreak97,338,579
Wallis And FutunaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases11,239
Western SaharaNo mosquitoes that spread Zika597,339
YemenWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases29,825,964
ZambiaWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases18,383,955
ZimbabweWith mosquitoes but no reported Zika cases14,862,924