Millions of U.S. residents travel internationally each year (more than 68.2 million trips in 2014!). We travel for a variety of reasons – for work, for relaxation, to visit friends and relatives, and to explore new cultures. As a U.S. Soccer player, coach, family member or referee, you may find yourself traveling overseas for a match or tournament. While an illness or injury could ruin anyone’s trip abroad, for you it may mean the difference between a win and a loss.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides up-to-date recommendations for safe and healthy international travel. CDC also provides important country-specific health information, including the latest notices on events and outbreaks happening around the world.
You can use the Travelers’ Health page on the CDC website as a go-to resource:
- Access health recommendations for your travel destination(s), including vaccines and medicines you may need
- Find a healthcare provider in the U.S. specializing in travel medicine
- Learn more about travel health topics
- Download free mobile apps to help you plan for a healthy trip
For more information, visit CDC Travelers’ Health.
View the CDC's current list of worldwide health notices.