The safety and well-being of the 2.7 million residents and 15.5 million visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches is a top priority for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and all our community and travel and tourism partners. As such, the GMCVB is in close contact with the Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County to communicate updates and recommendations to our residents, employees and visitors concerning mosquito borne illnesses.
Updated Travel Advisory
On December 9, 2016, Governor Rick Scott announced that the CDC had lifted the travel advisory for the South Beach neighborhood in the City of Miami Beach (between 8th and 28th Streets). With this announcement, Miami-Dade County is officially cleared of active Zika transmission and therefore no longer under travel advisory by the CDC.
As a result, potential visitors are encouraged to consider exploring all neighborhoods within Greater Miami and the Beaches as part of their travel plans. To learn more about all of the neighborhoods in Greater Miami and the Beaches, visit: http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/places-to-see.
Miami-Dade County has a proven track-record of successfully controlling mosquito borne illnesses and utilizes the most sophisticated mosquito control techniques year-round. We look forward to welcoming you to our community. In the meantime, for a real-time look at conditions and activity in Greater Miami and the Beaches, please visit our live webcams at SeeMiamiLive.com.
For complete details on the CDC’s advisory, visit: www.cdc.gov/zika/intheus/florida-update.html.
The GMCVB encourages visitors to exercise mosquito safety measures which include utilizing mosquito repellant as well as covering exposed areas of the skin while mosquitos are active which is typically in the dusk and dawn hours. For more information on how to prevent mosquito bites, visit Miami-Dade County’s Mosquito Control website: www.miamidade.gov/solidwaste/mosquito-control.asp.
The Florida Department of Health has requested that all consumer questions continue to be directed to the state Zika Virus Information Hotline at 855-622-6735. For additional information from the Florida Department of Health, visit: www.floridahealth.gov.