UK amends Hurricane Felix travel advice

The Foreign Office has amended its travel advice for Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and Belize as hurricane Felix prepares to make landfall in the next two days. The travel advice now reads;

Nicaragua

We advise against all but essential travel to the northern tip of Nicaragua, in areas north of a line from Cabezas to Waspan. Hurricane Felix is in the vicinity of Central America and expected to pass close to Nicaragua on Tuesday 4 September. You should monitor local weather conditions and the National Hurricane Centre for updates.

Honduras

We advise against all travel to the northern coastal areas of Honduras. Hurricane Felix is expected to pass through this area on Tuesday 4 September, causing heavy rains and strong winds particularly in the Bay Islands. You should monitor local weather conditions and the National Hurricane Centre for updates.

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Guatemala

We advise against all travel to the eastern coastal region of Guatemala, including Puerto Barrios. Hurricane Felix is expected to pass this area on Wednesday 5 September. You should monitor local weather reports and the National Hurricane Centre for updates.

Mexico

Visitors should be aware that Hurricane Felix is predicted to pass across the Yucatan peninsula this week, possibly from Wednesday afternoon. Current predictions (11am UK time on Monday morning) suggest it will make landfall in Belize and cross into the state of Campeche. Its impact may be felt in various southern states of Mexico.

We advise against all but essential travel to areas south of a line from Merida to Tulum in the Yucatan Penisula including the border area with Belize. Visitors to other areas of the Yucatan peninsula (including Cancun) should monitor local and international weather reports (such as the national hurricane centre) and follow the advice of the local authorities.

Belize

Hurricane Felix is predicted to make landfall in Belize on Wednesday 5 September. We therefore advise against all travel to Belize. The Belize Government has issued a hurricane watch for the whole country and visitors should monitor local and international weather reports (such as the national hurricane centre) and follow the advice of the local authorities.

Full details of the revised travel advice can be found on the Foreign Office website ( http://www.fco.gov.uk ).

FCO Travel Advice is kept under constant review. This advice is based on our latest assessment of the situation in these countries.
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