After You Return

After You Return

Returning from travel abroad

After routine travel for short amounts of time, a medical examination is usually not necessary once you return home. The CDC has no official guidelines for screening international travelers who do not show any symptoms of a disease except in special populations, such as refugees or international adoptees. 

However, in certain circumstances, it is advisable to be seen by your doctor. Those circumstances include:

There is always the possibility that a person who has been traveling has contracted an unusual disease--one with symptoms that do not become evident until many months following exposure (for example, malaria). Consult your doctor for more information.

Click here to view the
Online Resources of Travel Medicine


Top of Page return to top of page