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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the United Arab Emirates
July 28, 2022

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy & Consulate in the United Arab Emirates (28 July 2022)


Location: Countrywide


Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries.


Actions to Take:


  • Travelers should AVOID:
    • Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions.
    • Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, apes).
    • Eating or preparing meat from wild game (bushmeat) or using products derived from wild animals from Africa (creams, lotions, powders).
    • Contact with contaminated materials used by sick people (such as clothing, bedding, or materials used in healthcare settings) or that came into contact with infected animals.



  • If you are sick and could have monkeypox, delay travel by public transportation until you have been cleared by a healthcare professional or public health officials.




U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi, Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No. 4

+971 2 414 2200


U.S. Consulate General Dubai, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed and Al Seef Streets

+971 4 309 4000


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

United Arab Emirates Country Specific Information


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