COVID-19-related travel restrictions temporarily reduced the demand for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in France

J Travel Med. 2021 Oct 11;28(7):taab127. doi: 10.1093/jtm/taab127.


Due to travel restrictions, a dramatic decrease of rabies post-exposure demand was observed in 2020 in the Ile-de-France region. The recovery of international travels may lead to a rebound in rabies exposures. This risk need to be anticipated and prevention messages delivered to people travelling to rabies-enzootic countries.

Keywords: COVID-19; rabies; rabies vaccines; travel medicine.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • France
  • Humans
  • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Rabies Vaccines*
  • Rabies* / prevention & control
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Travel


  • Rabies Vaccines