Current Zika restrictions while pregnant

posted 2 weeks ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
26 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

I wouldn’t take the chance. There are plenty of places that you can go with no Zika risk.

Post # 3
9646 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not a risk I’m willing to take, personally.

Post # 4
7094 posts
Busy Beekeeper

On one hand, zika has always been a risk, its not new. People have been travelling to these places for years with minimal issues. People also LIVE there, and don’t stop their lives or move if they get pregnant. Not all mosquitos carry zika, and even if you get bit it’s not a guarantee you get it, and if you do get it, its not a guarantee that your baby is at risk. 

On the other hand, I just came back from mexico during their dry season, and even absolutely slathered in bug spray I still got 10+ bites, and the resort sprays every morning. Going during dry season and covering yourself in bug spray is NOT a solution to not get bit.

It’s still going to be a risk. It’s just up to you how much of a risk you want to take. 

As pp says, there are many places that are zika free. The extra money for them might be worth the peace of mind for you and baby! 

Post # 6
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I am SO confused about this as well. we are TTC soon after our wedding and trying to plan our honeymoon around places its safe to travel. i put the link for the CDC page that tells the current risk. according to this there is no increased risk from moast places in the US to all of south america and the carribean? so me living in the United states has the same chance of getting zika from our mosquitos as i would taking a vacation in the carribean?

Post # 8
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

bear123 :  Yes that was the plan to avoid the areas all together, but then i saw that map and got VERy confused! lol.. i see that bermuda has no risk though, that might be a great option for your babymoon! good luck planning and congratulations on your pregnancy! 🙂 

Post # 10
3775 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

bear123 :  We have been avoiding areas with zika transmitting mosquitoes since we got married. Bermuda is a lovely island and we’ve gone back twice. We call it our happy place and I honestly feel very at home there. It’s an expensive island compared to most in the Caribbean, but beautiful and worth the peace of mind. The Grotto Bay Beach resort is phenomenal. If you don’t stay there, you HAVE to get a massage at their spa! Aside from that, we’ve traveled throughout Europe and domestically. I’m hoping that we’ll have a babymoon to plan for this summer (if our fertility treatment works) so it’s fun to think about 🙂 Best of luck deciding!

Post # 11
309 posts
Helper bee

i was investigating this recently when trying to plan a spring break trip and it seems like they have lifted the travel restrictions for many places (for example, most caribbean countries are now listed at the same risk level as the US).

ultimately, i just didn’t want to be worried about it (even if the risk is minimal) when i could just as easily go to the beach in florida and save the caribbean for another time.

Post # 12
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We are currently TTC and have been for the past few months. We recently went to Bermuda and stayed in an AirBnB and honestly it was it best beach vacation ever. The island was very safe, the people are so nice and the beaches are the nicest we’ve seen in all of the Caribbean. We also plan to go to Turks and Caicos on our next trip since it is Zika free. Just google Zika free Caribbean islands and you will find a couple of them. I personally wouldn’t take the risk if you are currently pregnant, but that’s just me. 

Post # 14
1749 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Yup, I’ve heard Bermuda is the only remotely tropical island that is Zika safe. Anything in the Caribbean is off-limits, as well as Mexico and Central America. It’s more important to be safe rather than sorry. 

I do, though, suggest Bermuda for your babymoon. It’s an AMAZING place 🙂 

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