According to a US poll of more than 1500 people, the Zika virus is having an impact on their willingness to travel to Latin America.

Brazilians have put aside concerns they may have about the Zika epidemic and the country's ongoing political and economic crisis to enjoy the start of Carnival.

The UK is introducing a charge worth hundreds of dollars to Kiwis and Aussies wanting to spend more than six months in the country.