The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Association of British Travel Agents are advising Mexico-bound travellers to continue with their holiday plans despite the recent outbreak of swine flu as the country’s main tourist areas remain unaffected by the pandemic.
A spokesperson for Abta said: “The Foreign Office has not changed its advice and we have made no change to date. For people intending to travel to Mexico normal booking conditions apply.”
“Anyone who is concerned about travelling to the country should speak to their travel agents. Anyone concerned about contracting the illness should also speak to their GP.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not advising against travel to Mexico as yet, holidaymakers would not be able to lodge a claim with their travel insurance company if they decide to cancel their trip.
It says: “Visitors to Mexico should be aware of an outbreak of influenza. The Federal Health Ministry issued a nationwide alert on 22 April after learning that a number of people had died from what appears to be a new form of influenza.”
Airlines are continuing to offer their usual number of flights to Mexico.