If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to be pregnant discuss your travel plans with your GP. You should consider postponing your plans to travel to any region affected by Zika. If you must travel then be very careful to avoid insect bites.
If you are pregnant and have already visited a country affected by Zika, tell your GP even if you don’t feel unwell. They will discuss the risks with you and arrange for you to have an ultrasound scan to monitor the growth of your baby.
If you are thinking of having a baby and have been to a country affected by Zika, see your GP for advice even if you haven’t been unwell. It is recommended that you wait at least six months before trying to conceive if you have felt unwell while visiting a country affected by Zika or within two weeks of returning home.
Even if you haven’t been unwell, it is recommended that you wait at least 28 days before trying to conceive after visiting a country where there has been a Zika outbreak.