Many countries and territories have been declared to be free of rabies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following list based on countries and political units that reported no indigenous cases of rabies (excluding bat rabies) during 2009.
Africa: Cape Verde, Libya, Mauritius, Réunion, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Seychelles
Americas: Bermuda, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Kitts (Saint Christopher) and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Turks and Caicos, and Virgin Islands (UK and US)
Asia and the Middle East: Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates.
Taiwan (ROC) lost its rabies-free status in June 2013, after three wild ferret-badgers were found positive to the virus.
Malaysia lost its rabies-free status in September 2015, after rabies outbreak in Perlis, Kedah and Penang.
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Gibraltar, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain (except Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom
Oceania: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Vanuatu
New Zealand and Australia have never had rabies. However, in Australia, the closely related Australian bat lyssavirus occurs normally in both insectivorous and fruit-eating bats (flying foxes) from most mainland states. Scientists believe it is present in bat populations throughout the range of flying foxes in Australia. Rabies has also never been reported in Cook Islands, Jersey in the Channel Islands, mainland Norway, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Vanuatu.