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.  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (click here to view the WHO’s determination).

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.
  • Risk to the general public is low, but you should seek medical care immediately if you develop a new, unexplained skin rash (lesions on any part of the body), with or without fever and chillsavoid contact with others.  If possible, call ahead before going to a healthcare facility.  If you are not able to call ahead, tell a staff member as soon as you arrive that you are concerned about monkeypox.
  • 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.

Assistance: The U.S. Embassy is located at Rakhymzhan Koshkarbayev Ave., No. 3, Nur-Sultan 010010.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy is +7 7172 70 22 00.

The U.S. Consulate General Almaty is located at Samal-2, 97 Zholdasbekov Street, Almaty, 050051.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Consulate General is +7 777 0072359.