The following Travel Alert was issued by the U.S. Department of State on May 15, 2009:
The Department of State wishes to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Mexico that on May 15 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifted its recommendation that American citizens avoid all nonessential travel to Mexico. As a result of the CDC’s decision, the State Department’s Travel Alert relating to the 2009-H1N1 influenza outbreak is no longer in effect.
The CDC continues to suggest precautions that travelers and U.S. citizens resident in Mexico (especially those at high risk for complications of influenza) should take to reduce their risk of infection while in Mexico; provides recommendations for those who must travel to an area where cases of 2009-H1N1 influenza have been reported; and recommends measures travelers should take following their return from an area that has reported cases of 2009-H1N1 influenza.
At ThereArePlaces, we report the offical stances to you, but suggest that you decide when you feel that travel is safe. While the Influenza A outbreak has not yet lived up to its potential severity, it is still early in the game. If you have travel plans in Mexico, check locally to determine the severity (or lack of it) at your destination.
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