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Hepatitis A and B are present worldwide, but risk levels vary from country to country. Many popular travel destinations such as the Caribbean are considered risk areas for unprotected travellers.

Select the button for hepatitis A or hepatitis B to check if your destination is a risk.

Countries or areas with moderate to high risk are shaded red.

Adapted from Hepatitis A, countries at risk map, World Health Organization, 2012

Hepatitis A occurs worldwide.

Regions with a moderate to high risk for hepatitis A infection include—but not limited to—popular travel destinations such as the Caribbean, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Latin America, North Africa, Middle East, and Oceania.

Although hepatitis A is more common in these areas, cases occur in Canada as well.

Countries or areas with moderate to high risk are shaded red.

Adapted from Hepatitis B, countries at risk map, World Health Organization, 2012

Hepatitis B occurs worldwide.

Regions with a moderate to high risk for hepatitis B infection include—but not limited to—popular travel destinations such as the Caribbean, Far East, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

It's important to know that while hepatitis B is more common in these areas, cases occur in Canada as well.

Why risk it?

Vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A and B infection.