Mexican travel ban lifted


The advice to avoid non-essential trips to Mexico has lasted for three weeks, bringing chaos to the travel industry. The latest advice states that travellers should continue to follow local advice on precautions to avoid exposure, but 'Following a decline in the number of reported new swine influenza cases in Mexico since its peak on 26 April 2009, we no longer advise against all but essential travel.'
Also on 15 May, the recommendation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that US travellers avoid non-essential travel to Mexico was downgraded to a 'Travel health precaution'. On its website, the CDC states: "There is evidence that the Mexican outbreak is slowing down in many cities, although not all. In addition, the US and other countries are now seeing increasing numbers of cases not associated with travel to Mexico."